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Sadio Mané reportedly showed Jürgen Klopp’s later successor after Liverpool boss questioning



Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But Sadio Mané spoke about the stylistic similarities with another elite manager.

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Jürgen Klopp is welcome as long as he wants to stay at Liverpool. The notion that his work has ever come under pressure lately was laughable, even if it was brought up by some sections of social media, often not supportive of Liverpool.

Even with the Reds underperforming for much of this season, it’s never really been a necessary conversation. Liverpool know exactly how much resource Klopp has left.

Ahead of the Manchester United match, DAZN sat down with ex-Liverpool striker Sadio Mane, with the Senegalese winger inevitably asking about his former boss (as translated by Sport Witness). Mané was Klopp’s first transformative signing at Anfield when he was signed from Southampton for $40m (£34m/€38m) in 2016 and left six years later to sign for the Bayern Munich.

“Klopp is Klopp,” Mane said. “It’s a mixture of the old and the new generation. He has so much experience and his life revolves around football, but he is also demanding

Sometimes very, very, very, very. He is very emotional and sometimes screams – almost ready to fight. “[Current coach, Bayern’s Julian Nagelsmann] is rather calmer. In terms of football, I don’t see big differences. They like the types of players who press high because their teams are high.

It’s easier for me because I’ve had almost only German coaches in my career.”

Nagelsmann, who at just 28 became the youngest manager in Bundesliga history when he was called up to Hoffenheim in 2015, led RB Leipzig for two seasons before joining Bayern Munich.

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His next job for one of the highest-rated young managers – still just 35 (five years younger than Mikel Arteta) – is likely to be overseas and the lure of the Premier League could be tremendous. In Liverpool terms, as Mané says, there are stylistic similarities between Nagelsmann and Klopp and the links between the Reds and RB Leipzig are also clear in terms of style (and the players who have been signed from there).

In truth, a lot could revolve around Klopp’s departure and who is available at a similar time whenever Liverpool need to find a successor.

That of course remains a long way off, but as Mane dodges his similarity comments – Nagelsmann should definitely be someone to make Liverpool’s list when the time comes.

As one of the best aspiring managers in the world, he will undoubtedly top the shortlists of many clubs across Europe for years to come.