Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has come in for huge praise for his management style from former Manchester United midfielder, Darren Fletcher.
The German boss has been heavily praised this week for his handling of a number of difficult questions.
As the world seemingly goes into lockdown, Klopp has repeatedly spoken sensibly about the current pandemic sweeping the world.
And that sensible stance is something that Fletcher seems to have been impressed with. However, the former Manchester United man is particularly impressed with how Klopp recognises his responsibilities as a manager.
“A lot of managers don’t realise the importance of what their words carry”, Fletcher said. (Five Live Sport)
“It’s more than just the training ground. You’re the leader and the spokesperson for that fanbase and club. Jurgen Klopp recognises this and always comes up with the right answer”.
The German is on course to bring Liverpool their first Premier League title barring the authorities shutting football down completely in the coming months.
After winning the Champions League last season, a league title would mean so much to the Reds boss.
And Fletcher believes Klopp displays qualities that prove he is one of the best ever.
“He always comes out with the right messages for his fans and players. It’s a sign of great managers. And previous great managers in the history of football have recognised their role as Klopp has”, he added.
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Some players speak very well and can put rivalry aside and Darren Fletcher has certainly done that here.
It will pain him to see Liverpool being so successful while his former club struggles somewhat. However, he is smart enough to recognised brilliance and he clearly sees this with Jurgen Klopp.
Fletcher is right, too. Klopp has been a model of professionalism this past few weeks. This, despite his own team faltering at times and bowing out of both the FA Cup and Champions League.
Klopp, then, deserves all the credit he gets. Including credit from the Manchester United end.