Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp jokes about Lucas's potential first impression of him

Anfield Night

The Liverpool manager and one of his players have been talking to the press.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been speaking ahead of his side’s Europa League clash with Rubin Kazan on Thursday, with his comments later posted on the club’s official Twitter account.

However, there was another comment that was later posted on the Twitter accounts of many of the assembled journalists, including Liverpool Echo writer Kristian Walsh.

When Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva was answering a question about the man now in charge at Anfield, Klopp interrupted to say, “If he thinks I’m an idiot, he cannot say.”

He certainly cannot, at least not openly, but something about Klopp’s demeanour suggests few of his players have anything but the highest regard for him.

That was certainly the case at his former side Borussia Dortmund, where Klopp enjoyed great success and built a team that fought not just for each other but also for the man in the dugout. That was clear for all to see and if he can create the same spirit at Anfield, Liverpool fans could be in for a real treat in the years ahead.

After overseeing Liverpool's 0-0 draw away to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, Klopp now has his first chance to experience a match at Anfield, and European nights are particularly special there so it is unlikely to be one he will ever forget.

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