Liverpool star Lucas says he loved watching Klopp's side attack Premier League rivals Manchester City

Lucas Leiva

Liverpool ace Lucas Leiva says he enjoyed watching Jurgen Klopp's side take on Manchester City.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is excited about Jurgen Klopp's potential impact at the club, telling The Times how much he enjoyed watching his Borussia Dortmund side.

Leiva recalls fondly Dortmund's Champions League match at The Etihad over Manchester City, and how as a neutral he took real interest in the attacking football Klopp's side deployed.

Klopp was appointed as Liverpool boss last week and is preparing to manage his first Premier League game on Saturday, away at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Brazilian midfielder said: "I watch a lot of football, of course. The year they arrived in the Champions League final, I remember their games, especially against Manchester City in Manchester, where they were fantastic."

The particular game Lucas referred to, Dortmund somehow failed to win. It was in the group stages of the 2012/13 season, and the Germans dominated from start to finish.

Only an incredible performance from Joe Hart kept Manchester City in it. Dortmund had a total of 18 shots at goal despite only edging 51 per cent possession, and Marco Reus appeared to have set them on their way to victory by scoring after the hour mark.

City did however go onto record a late equaliser with a stoppage time penalty. The goalscorer? Liverpool loanee and £16 million man, Mario Balotelli.

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