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David Wagner: 'Jurgen Klopp is the nectar for Liverpool'

Wagner: 'Klopp is the nectar'
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Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner says that close friend Jurgen Klopp is "the nectar" that brings Liverpool together as the Reds prepare to take on Real Madrid in Kiev.

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner has talked up the man-management capabilities of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as the German prepares to lead the Reds into a Champions League final clash with Real Madrid.

Wagner and Klopp spent time together working at Borussia Dortmund and the Town manager, who is in Kiev to support his close friend on Saturday night, has hailed the Liverpool coach's success in bringing his players together as a cohesive unit.

"He is the nectar. He is exactly the human he seems to be and that is why everyone has such a good, warm relationship with him: backroom staff, players, supporters," Wagner told PA.

"He doesn't play a role and he is honest and says what he thinks and I think this is what everyone likes to hear.

"But without world-class tactical ability you are not able to reach so many finals and he is in a Champions League final for the second time with two teams (Dortmund and Liverpool) which before the campaign no-one expected to be in the final."

Klopp is yet to win a Champions League crown, although victory in Kiev would see Liverpool claim their sixth in the club's history.

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2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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