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Robert Lewandowski Comments on Jurgen Klopp's Tenure at Liverpool

Dortmund's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (L) celebrates with Dortmund's head coach Juergen Klopp (C) after the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Malaga CF in Dortmund, western Germany on April 9, 2013.  Dortmund won the match 3-2 to qualify for the semi-finals.    AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL        (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2016

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski believes Liverpool's players are enjoying working under manager Jurgen Klopp and insists the German is a good fit for English football.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager has had a mixed time of it at Anfield since taking up the top job in October.

However, he enjoyed wild celebrations with his players recently following a last-minute winner against Norwich City, per BT Sport Football:

Lewandowski, who rose to prominence under Klopp at Dortmund, recalled a similar incident during his time working under the charismatic manager, and he believes it shows the togetherness he has engendered on Merseyside, per Paul Philbin in the Liverpool Echo:

Once at Dortmund there was exactly the same sort of incident with his glasses. You could see when that final goal went in how emotional he is. I’ve noticed how much the Liverpool players love to work with him. I’ve seen one or two games and the reaction shows they are all united. He always stood up for his team and he’s a bit like a father for the players. Also, for the Liverpool fans, when they see they’ve got a coach who gives his all they’ll back him. Klopp is a very good coach. He suits English football.

Lewandowski, 27, won two Bundesliga titles and got to the final of the Champions League at Dortmund under Klopp and then earned a 2014 move to German giants Bayern Munich. 

Such successes with Dortmund are why Klopp's instalment at Liverpool was greeted with such excitement.

He has failed to engineer immediate improvements at Liverpool—they are seventh in the Premier League, 13 points off top spot—but there does certainly seem to be more optimism at the club, and they have reached the League Cup final.

Lewandowski clearly believes Klopp will be a success in England, not least because of the atmosphere he creates among both the players and the fans. 

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