Dietmar Hamann makes surprise admission about Liverpool boss: I’d prefer to play for Ronald Koeman
The former Liverpool midfielder admits he would rather play for Ronald Koeman than Jurgen Klopp
Dietmar Hamann has surprisingly revealed that he would prefer to play under Everton manager Ronald Koeman than Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds boss is hoping to guide Liverpool into the Premier League’s top four in the 2016-17 season and secure a return to the Champions League competition.
The 18-time English champions appointed Klopp as their new manager back in October 2015 and the German led Liverpool to an eighth-place finish last term.
Klopp’s side will host Everton in their next Premier League game at Anfield in the Merseyside derby on Saturday afternoon.
Everton have only lost one game in 2017 so far to leave the Toffees six points adrift of their rivals in seventh place in the Premier League table.
Speaking to Paddy Power about the two managers involved in the Merseyside derby, former Liverpool midfielder Hamann explained why he would prefer to play for Koeman over Klopp.
“I’ve got to say I like both managers, but you probably couldn’t have two more different characters than them two. Klopp is very outgoing, very enthusiastic and very passionate about things, while Ronald Koeman is Mr Cool.
“My personality is probably more in sync with the Everton manager’s than Jurgen’s. I never really liked managers who shouted a lot or who were on the go all the time on the touch line.
“Without knowing how they work with the team and how they address players in the dressing room – purely from a personality point of view – I’d probably sway towards Koeman as the manager I would have preferred to play for.
“Koeman’s a top guy, he’s well respected and speaks well. He had a bit of a rough time when he first came here as things weren’t going too well, but the Everton boss kept his calm.”
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Liverpool are in fourth place in the Premier League table and four points ahead of their closest rivals for a Champions League spot Manchester United.