Firmino Delighted to be Playing Under ‘Great Coach’ Klopp
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino says he is delighted to be working under Jurgen Klopp having become familiar with Klopp during his time in Germany.
Former Reds manager Brendan Rodgers signed Firmino from Hoffenheim in 2015 shortly before he left the club.
Klopp was appointed and the former Dortmund coach was well known to Firmino after his time in the Bundesliga.
“I knew him from playing against Dortmund in Germany. I was happy, of course, when I found out he was coming here, as he was German and I’d played there as well and I have a bit of the German mentality,” he told Premier League Productions.
“He changed the club a lot generally, in every way, tactically, mentally. Today we are what we are, not just because of him but he’s responsible for a large portion of our transformation, so I’m really happy to be playing under him, he’s a great coach.”