Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has spoken of his admiration for Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho.
The pair will come face to face as Klopp takes his side to Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime.
Klopp has a favourable record in his handful of meetings with the Portuguese from his time in charge at Borussia Dortmund when he faced Mourinho’s Real Madrid in the Champions League.
And the German has said that he is “full of respect” for the Chelsea boss.
“When I was in Germany we sent some messages.” he said.
“I am full of respect for his work. When you are not a journalist or a referee, he can be a nice guy.
“He is emotional and I am emotional but we have enough respect to be able to talk normally away from the pitch. Everything is OK between us.” he finished.