Bayern Munich signing Philippe Coutinho has revealed what former manager Jurgen Klopp told him after the completion of his season-long loan move.
The Brazilian left Anfield against the manager’s wishes, and after enduring a tough time in his 18 months at the Camp Nou. The playmaker went in search of greener pastures with Bundesliga Giants Bayern Munich.
Apparently, Coutinho’s decision to defy Jurgen Klopp in the event of his move to Barcelona has put no dent to the manager’s love for the player. As he revealed what Klopp told him following the move to Bavaria.
“He sent me a message and wished me luck,” Coutinho told SportBild. “He wrote that Bayern is a big club and the Bundesliga a great league. He is very happy to see me there.
“He’s just a great coach, one of the best of the world. A real leader.
“I learned so much from him, especially on the mental level. He changed Liverpool. The club breathed new life, made them really strong again. It was an honour to work with him.
“His mentality is unique. He somehow always finds the right words, both before the game and during the game.
“He works very hard and is so extremely focused. The training is very intense. He always manages to adjust you for the next opponent, which is why he is so successful.”