Liverpool midfielder-come-defender Emre Can has praised his new manager Jurgen Klopp underlining that he is like no other manager he has worked with before.
Can has played against Klopp before in Germany when the head coach was in charge of Borrusia Dortmund but has never played under his stewardship.
“He’s completely different from other coaches,” Can was quoted as saying in the Liverpool Echo.
“He is more emotional and he’ll put his arm round you.
“That’s the way he is and I don’t think anything will change regardless of whether he’s in Germany or here in England. I think all coaches have their own way of doing things.”
Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers over the international break. Rodgers was sacked following the 1-1 draw against Everton in the Merseyside derby after a poor start to the season.
Can joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen for £9.75 million last season during the Rodgers era but played most of last season as a defender despite being a central midfielder.
Klopp played Can in his preferred midfield role in his first game in charge last week and he is expected to keep his position in the centre of the park this season.
Liverpool were held to a goalless draw against Tottenham in their first game under Klopp last weekend. The Reds take on Rubin Kazan next in the Europa League on Thursday and Can is expected to feature against the Russian giants.