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Jurgen Klopp heaps reward on Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi after Liverpool win


Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp was stuffed with reward for Brighton & Hove Albion counterpart Roberto De Zerbi after Sunday’s sport between the 2 sides.

The match, which Liverpool ended up profitable 2-1, was billed as an audition for De Zerbi, who’s amongst Liverpool’s prime targets to switch Klopp when the legendary German steps down on the finish of the season.

After the sport, Klopp and De Zerbi had been noticed hugging and exchanging phrases within the Anfield tunnel, and the Liverpool boss later revealed precisely what he mentioned in the course of the embrace.

“I advised De Zerbi to maintain turning the soccer world the wrong way up,” Klopp revealed to BBC Radio 5 Dwell.

“I’ll watch it from far. I respect a lot what he is doing.”

Roberto De Zerbi

De Zerbi is a goal for Liverpool / PAUL ELLIS/GettyImages

“It’s unbelievable what he has accomplished,” Klopp continued.

“Brighton have misplaced Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo, they’ve numerous accidents, however he places a group like that collectively. An unbelievable job.”

Within the build-up to the sport, De Zerbi put Liverpool and his different suitors on excessive alert by admitting that he was at the moment not ready to entertain contract talks with Brighton, who he demanded should match his ambition stage to maintain him round.

“I’m fortunate as a result of I’ve a transparent concept and in my life I determine at all times what I need to do,” De Zerbi continued.

“I’ll converse with Tony [Bloom, Brighton owner] and the membership and we’ll discover a answer collectively with out issues however I do know my future and what I need.

“I need to compete and maintain my ambition excessive as a result of my life is soccer. I need to get up completely happy each morning and combat to succeed in the utmost.”