Maurizio Sarri tells the greatest Jürgen Klopp story we've ever heard | OneFootball

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Alex Mott·13 October 2018

Maurizio Sarri tells the greatest Jürgen Klopp story we've ever heard

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There have been plenty of coaches who have professed their admiration for Klopp’s football over the years – Sarri though, is taking the love to a whole new level.

The Italian tactician has been seen giving the Liverpool boss a couple of bear hugs over the past few weeks.

And now the former Napoli man has revealed what the German told him during their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago when Daniel Sturridge netted a late equaliser.

“There are moments when the grand spectacle of it all convinces you to put aside any regrets. Even if you concede at the last minute or five minutes into stoppages,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

“That was an extraordinary show. Just 10 minutes earlier, I saw Klopp looking at me with the game going on. I asked: ‘Why are you smiling?’ He replied: ‘Aren’t you having fun?’

“I said: ‘So much’ and he added ‘Me too.’ He was losing at the time. Even after the equaliser, remembering that moment, we hugged like two old friends.

“I’m sure he would’ve done the same even if Liverpool hadn’t equalised. The Premier League has this joy of football.”

Can anyone else smell a sitcom?