Champions League

Klopp praises Nagelsmann

2017-08-15 11:17
Jurgen Klopp (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had kind words for Hoffenheim counterpart Julian Nagelsmann,  the man standing between him and the Champions League.

The Reds are set to face the Bundesliga side in Tuesday’s play-off first leg at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena, when Klopp will come up against the next generation of German tactician, who shares the same manager as him.

"I'm really happy for my friend and agent Marc Kosicke because I'm getting older and older - I'm the old horse in the stable and there's a young horse already for the long term," Klopp said.

"(Nagelsmann is a) big, big, big coaching talent. We don't know each other very well because we didn't really have time - when I left Germany I think he was an U19 coach or something like this.

"But since, we have written messages and things like this. I've really followed his way since then because I like good football and obviously his team is playing interesting and good football.

"He's not the only one but he's a good example for a lot of really good young managers in Germany. It's an interesting time on the manager market in Germany at this moment."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Manchester United v PSG, Old Trafford 22:00
Roma v Porto, Stadio Olimpico 22:00
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Ajax v Real Madrid, Johan Cruijff ArenA 22:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund, Wembley Stadium 22:00
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Liverpool v Bayern Munchen, Anfield 22:00
Olympique Lyonnais v Barcelona, Groupama Stadium 22:00
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Atletico Madrid v Juventus, Estadio Wanda Metropolitano 22:00
Schalke 04 v Manchester City, Veltins-Arena 22:00
Tuesday, 05 March 2019
Real Madrid v Ajax, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu 22:00
Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham Hotspur, Signal-Iduna-Park 22:00
Wednesday, 06 March 2019
Porto v Roma, Estadio Do Dragao 22:00
PSG v Manchester United, Parc des Princes 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Which English Premier League club will progress furthest in this season's Champions League?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.