Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp was recently invited as a pundit on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football and during the course, he was asked about the opposing player he rates the highest.
Well, the answer is a surprising one, but the player is worth the hype. The 49-year-old German gaffer named Manchester City’s midfielder David Silva as his favourite opposing player. Silva, undoubtedly, has been one of the league’s standout players over the last several years but has never been in the spotlight thanks to the thumping goal scoring record of his teammate Sergio Aguero.
Liverpool are currently enjoying a top form in the Premier League and are just five points behind Pep Guardiola’s City side. The Merseysiders recently thrashed the newly promoted side, Hull City and will now be travelling to face Swansea City this weekend.
Speaking about Silva, he said:
“I like David Silva. I like his style of play.
“I don’t know if he’s dangerous, but he’s a wonderful player. He’s everywhere and so skilled and he has such a good attitude.
“Even now I don’t hear his name too often after the wonderful start by Man City and I’m pretty sure he has his role and I like his style of play.”
Klopp then went onto admit he was only bothered about his own players and insisted anyone can cause problems on their day.
“There are a few good player around but I’m actually not that interested in the players of other teams so they are all dangerous when you let them be dangerous.”
Klopp, who appeared on Sky Sports alongside Jamie Carragher went on to discuss the difference between Liverpool’s Kop and Borussia Dortmund’s famous ‘Yellow Wall’.
He said: “It’s different, there’s nothing compared to the Yellow Wall though. There are 27 thousand people who stand.
“The Kop gave me the best half hour of football [against Borussia Dortmund last season] though. It was the best I ever had.”