Christian Eriksen explains what he learned about Jurgen Klopp while at Ajax

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has been discussing the new Liverpool boss.

Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen has been discussing his experience of new Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp, according to the club's official website.

And the Spurs midfielder says he learned all about how much charisma the German possesses from his time at Ajax. Eriksen came up against Klopp twice in the Champions League, losing on both occasions.

The Dane told the Tottenham site: "Klopp is a good manager, he has a charisma about him - I even saw that on the sidelines back then (playing for Ajax) when he was with Dortmund.

"He had been doing really well there and I think he showed how good he is but, of course, it’ll be different at Liverpool and it’ll be the first game for him this weekend so all their players will want to show what they can do.

"He probably has his ideas but hopefully we’ll show what we’re capable of and give Liverpool a really good game. We’ll want to score some goals and be as good defensively as we have been in the last few games."

Gary Neville has suggested in his Daily Telegraph column that Liverpool fans must stop fawning over Klopp and that is certainly true to a degree.

But there is no doubt, as Jamie Carragher pointed out at the time of the appointment, that this is the most high-profile current manager the Reds have signed in recent years. Roy Hodgson came in from Fulham, while Kenny Dalglish wasn't in management at the time.

Say what you will about Brendan Rodgers almost winning the league but his solitary play-off final win doesn't compare to Bundesliga and German Cup titles, as well as a run to the Champions League final.

Whether that will all affect Eriksen and Tottenham remains to be seen, however. It's all about how much Klopp has been able to communicate to his players in his brief time so far on Merseyside.

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