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Jurgen Klopp similar to Arsene Wenger: Kolo Toure

Arsene Wenger (left) with Jurgen Klopp. Photo: Standard UK
Arsene Wenger (left) with Jurgen Klopp. Photo: Standard UK
Arsene Wenger (left) with Jurgen Klopp. Photo: Standard UK

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has drawn similarities between his current manager Jurgen Klopp and his former boss Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. The 34-year-old, who signed for Liverpool on a free transfer from Manchester City in 2013, had previously spent seven successful years with the Gunners under Wenger.

And the two-time Premier League winner has been reminded of his time in north London since the arrival of Liverpool’s new German boss.

“To be honest the training we do under Jurgen is very similar to Arsene,” Toure told the Liverpool Echo.

“They have the same approach to games in terms of the speed of the game, the togetherness – you see their teams move together, a lot of passing, technically they like to have good players on the ball and the intensity of both their teams is amazing. Definitely, it is amazing.”

Since Klopp has taken over the club after Brendan Rodgers was dismissed, injuries have been a real problem as the list of players sidelined at Anfield now numbers eleven. And some corners have pointed the finger at Klopp himself over the way he trains the players, an accusation often levelled at Wenger.

But Toure believes both managers are capable of getting the best out of their players no matter what.

“Arsene a top manager. He can make an average player one of the best in the world,” Toure added.

“He’s done that so many players. He’s done it with George Weah, Patrick Vieira, who didn’t play at Milan, Thierry Henry, who didn’t play a lot at Juventus. He gets the best from players who people think ‘they are good but they’re not top class.’

“He’s done the same to me because I started from nowhere. He took me to the next level, and I’ve always got respect for him for that.”

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