Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski has named Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as his favourite former manager – and explained what he is like to work alongside.
The Polish international was coached by the German boss at Borussia Dortmund winning two Bundesliga titles before his eventual departure in 2014.
Klopp and Lewandowski also claimed a German Cup and Super Cup in their time at Signal Iduna Park and reached a Champions League final.
Speaking to ESPN on Instagram live, the prolific goalscorer was asked which former coach he most enjoyed working with.
Lewandowski admitted: “I think Jurgen Klopp [is my favourite] and after that Pep Guardiola. 100 per cent.
“[Klopp] has two faces. You can see that he is kind of like a father, but the second part is like a coach, a manager.
“He can tell you everything, and I’m not speaking about the good things, about the bad things.
“Also for [players], he is a huge motivation. He makes this perfect, because he knows where there is this line where he can [push you] more or a little bit less.
“His performance as a coach is amazing, but not only as a coach but also as a man.”
Lewandowski will be in action on Saturday as Bayern host Chelsea in the Champions League last 16.
The 31-year-old will be looking to add to the incredible 51 goals he’s bagged this season as the second leg gets underway.
Bayern are currently leading 3-0 on aggregate after an impressive display at Stamford Bridge in March.