Sadio Mane admits Jurgen Klopp can “be laborious” together with his gamers at Liverpool, and has joked that he’s tougher on Naby Keita than most.
The pair are previous associates with their time collectively at Salzburg, with Keita becoming a member of Mane at Anfield in the summertime of 2018.
Issues have not fairly gone to plan for the Guinean midfielder as a consequence of a sequence of damage points since then, however he has nonetheless picked up a Champions League winners’ medal and is on the verge of changing into a Premier League winner too.
Keita joined Mane in discussing Klopp’s strategies within the new challenge of the Liverpool FC magazine, they usually heaped reward on the boss.
“He’s any individual that is filled with life, he’s any individual who makes us all accountable as gamers, which is essential for a participant on the sector,” stated Mane.
“He’s a coach who is aware of methods to deal with you off the sector, too. Generally he will be laborious together with his gamers, but it surely’s for constructive causes and that’s helped us loads on the sector. It’s fairly spectacular, in truth, in the event you bought to know him to know all of that.”
Keita added: “Sure, and he’ll at all times defend his gamers as a result of for him all of the gamers are the identical. There isn’t any distinction to him. He’s at all times there to elucidate issues to you, equivalent to in the event you haven’t performed the perfect in a sport, which is tough for coaches to do.
“However that’s a selection he has to make and it helps us struggle tougher on the coaching discipline to push laborious so that you will be enjoying on the weekend.
“He communicates with us all equally and that’s what I actually like about him. Throughout coaching he’ll cease you and provide you with recommendation and explanations…”
It was at this level that Mane recalled Klopp’s remedy of Keita.
“However in the event you lose the ball, he can actually shout ‘Naby! Naby!’” stated the Senegalese, to which Keita replied: “However that’s fairly regular and he would additionally provide the identical remedy!”
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