Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane has described Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as ‘demanding’.
Sadio Mane has opened up on the ‘demanding’ qualities of former manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Senegal international was Klopp’s first major signing in the summer of 2016 at Anfield as the German started building his winning team.
Liverpool boss Klopp had to deal with Mane opting to leave the Reds in the summer just gone with the attacker wanting to play for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
Mane, who is now back fully fit after undergoing leg surgery in November, sat down with DAZN ahead of Bayern’s Champions League second leg clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
“Klopp is Klopp,” Mane said. “He’s a mix of the old and the new generation. He’s got so much experience and his life is all about football, but he’s also demanding. Sometimes, very, very, very, very much so. He is very emotional and sometimes shouts. Almost ready to fight.
“(Nagelsmann) is rather calmer. In terms of football, I don’t see any major differences. They like types of players who press high, because their teams are high. It’s easier for me because I’ve almost only had German coaches in my career.”
Mane made 269 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 120 goals as he forged one third of Europe’s most feared front three alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.