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Philippe Coutinho raves about ex-boss and 'real leader' Jurgen Klopp

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Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho spoke about his admiration for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.

Philippe Coutinho of FC Bayern Muenchen controls the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Allianz Arena on August 31, 2019 in Munich, Germany.

New Bayern Munich attacker Philippe Coutinho spoke to Sport BILD about his admiration for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and his desire to stop his former club retaining their Champions League title.

A star at Liverpool, Coutinho hasn't found life easy since leaving Anfield for Barcelona in January last year. The Brazilian has now joined German champions Bayern Munich on a season-long loan deal but he hasn't quite forgotten about his time in Merseyside and under Jurgen Klopp.

 

He said: "He is just a great coach, one of the best in the world. A real leader. His mentality is unique. I learned so much from him, especially on a mental level. He changed Liverpool. The club breathed new life, made him really strong again. It was an honour to work with him."

Liverpool have been a different side to when Coutinho was running the show at Anfield along with the likes of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. Klopp's Reds have been the team to beat along with Manchester City and the duo are the favourites again for the Premier League crown. 

Manager of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp hugs Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Nou Camp on May...

The former Borussia Dortmund manager is still on good terms with the Brazilian and even sent him a text once he completed his move to Germany. Coutinho revealed: "He sent me a message and wished me luck and written that Bayern is a big club and the Bundesliga a great league. And that he is very happy to see me there."

Coutinho has expressed his desire to win absolutely everything at Bayern including the Champions League which will be defended by his former club.

"My dream is to win the championship, the DFB Cup and the Champions League. No matter who we play against," he said.

However, Liverpool look just as good, if not better, than last season and it will certainly be a tough fight, both in the Premier League and in Europe. 

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