Stan Collymore has revealed in The Mirror that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is looking forward to working with Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp has succeeded Brendan Rodgers as the Liverpool manager, and his arrival at Anfield has created a buzz among the fans.
Collymore has revealed that the players are also keen on working with the German, claiming that England international striker Sturridge is relishing the prospect of linking up with the former Borussia Dortmund coach.
“I spent two hours with Daniel Sturridge on Friday and I can tell you he and the rest of his Liverpool pals are buzzing about Jurgen Klopp’s arrival,” the former Liverpool striker wrote in The Mirror.
“There’s a genuine excitement about the fact Liverpool have landed a Category A manager, someone who is up there with a Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola,” added Collymore.
“And with the bulk of the players who came so close to winning the title 18 months ago still at Anfield, there’s a belief among them that they could even surprise one or two people this time out.”
Klopp is a charismatic manager and is fun to work with, and no wonder that the Liverpool players are looking forward to getting started.
The former Mainz boss likes to play a high-pressing and attacking football, and the Reds should be entertaining to watch.
Klopp’s first game in charge of Liverpool will be against Tottenham Hotspur away from home at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Merseyside outfit are 10th in the league table at the moment with 12 points from eight matches, just three points behind fourth-place Crystal Palace.