Arsenal's Mesut Ozil heaps praise on Liverpool target Jürgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp

Mesut Özil has heaped praise on the former Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp.

The Arsenal playmaker revealed that team-mates have asked him about Klopp as the 47-year-old coach considers his next move.

“He is a huge topic – in the newspapers and with the players as well,” Ozil told Bild.

“Some colleagues asked me about what Klopp is like. I never had him as a coach myself but his success speaks for itself. Klopp has a great personality.

“I like how he approaches everything very relaxed even though he is a great professional. What he achieved with BVB speaks for itself.”

Klopp ended a seven-year spell in charge of Dortmund this summer and has been linked with the Liverpool FC job in recently. The German coach is favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers next season according to the Daily Star.

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The Arsenal playmaker ended the season on a high starring in his sides 4-0 FA Cup victory over Aston Villa at Wembley.

The Gunners, who lost the 2006 final to Barcelona, have never won the Champions League.

Özil provided nine assists and five goals in 32 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season.

The 26-year-old is currently on holiday in Germany and will enjoy a brief holiday before returning to London for pre-season training with the rest of his teammates.