Matos delighted by Klopp link-up


Liverpool’s elite development coach Vitor Matos has spoken publicly for the first time since joining the club in early October.

The Portuguese, who acts as a link between the Reds’ academy setup and first team, has been waxing lyrical about working alongside Jurgen Klopp.

“Working with Jürgen is like having a masterclass!” he told the club’s official website.

“I am very pleased and happy for the opportunity to work with the best. Really, Jürgen is not only about understanding football, a player or a youth player, he is more than that, it is how he understands life and its values. 

“For me, this fascinating way of seeing things is unbelievable, it’s really unbelievable.

“Normally we say that the character of the team is the character of the coach and we can see Jürgen’s impact on everything in the club. The way he is as a person makes an influence on the training sessions, in the pre-match meetings, on the environment at Melwood.

“There is a famous doctor in Portugal who says, ‘They who only know about medicine, don’t know anything about medicine’ and I say that a coach who only knows about football doesn’t know anything about football. Jürgen is the perfect example of that.” The home for trending sports news.