Gerrard reveals love for Klopp

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard says that he is a big fan of current Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, especially after sharing coffee with the charismatic German.

The former England international left Anfield at the end of last season to join LA Galaxy in the MLS, but has been keeping a close eye on his former club and is glad to have the former Borussia Dortmund boss at the helm.

"My impressions from the outside were that I loved him," Gerrard told the Evening Standard. "I loved how charismatic he was on camera, I loved his tactics and I always appreciated Borussia Dortmund, who I watched quite closely in the Champions League.

"So I was huge fan anyway. But now that I have met him and worked with him, it has gone up a notch. I had coffee with him and when I came out of the room I just felt happy. I felt taller. And I am not one of the players so I can only imagine what he has done to those players in the dressing room.

"The atmosphere at the club is brilliant. The players are buzzing around the training ground and there are smiles all over the place. I think he has lifted the whole place.

"He wants to be around players who are enjoying it. He does not want players to be tense, worried or concerned. He wants to take all that pressure on his shoulders.

"The players should be excited. I think to myself, imagine being 25 or 26 and how happy and excited I would be to be working with him.

"So the players should be sitting themselves down and realising what an opportunity they have to achieve success in the next two, three, four or however many years he is here. If the players are not feeling it then there is something wrong."