Former Dortmund star claims Klopp kills you with his demands

Date published: Friday 7th September 2018 4:07 - Robert McCarthy

Former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng claims that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp “kills you” with his on-pitch demands.

The Sassuolo star spent a short spell on loan at the Bundesliga outfit from Tottenham in 2009 and admitted that he had a hard time working under the former Dortmund chief, now in charge at Anfield.

The 31-year-old told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “Klopp at Dortmund. At that moment I needed a motivator, one who spoke to me, even in a harsh way, like a father can do. And he kills you.”

Boateng is now working under Roberto De Zerbi in Serie A and claims that the two managers are chalk and cheese.

“De Zerbi on the contrary gives me what I need today in the field: freedom, but with so many options.

“He is a genius for how he sees football. He is teaching me to always find the right position in every play.

“I was lucky to have always had the right coach at the right time.”

 

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