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Timo Werner explains why Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Muller are ‘loved’ in Germany

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The Chelsea star praises Klopp ahead of his side’s FA Cup final against Liverpool.

Being authentic is a major reason behind Jurgen Klopp’s popularity in Germany, according to Timo Werner.

The German striker was close to joining Liverpool back in 2020, but he eventually decided to join Chelsea.

Following another tough campaign at Stamford Bridge, Werner is now preparing to play for the Blues in their upcoming FA Cup final against Liverpool.

Speaking to London Evening Standard before the game, the former RB Leipzig star has praised Klopp for his likeable personality.

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“Klopp is one of the best coaches we had in Germany,” he said.

“Not to attack our manager, but over the past years he won the most titles. He has a very nice personality – a personality that the German people love, because he seems like fun.

“The Germans love the types like Thomas Muller, Jurgen Klopp – they have empathy. They say what they think, and that is really important in this business, to not fake something.

“He’s real. He is a funny guy and also, with his power on the sideline, he tries to bring the people with him. That’s what we Germans like.”

Klopp extended his Liverpool contract to 2026 earlier this month, with sources claiming the Reds boss has been ‘re-energized’ by his side’s pursuit of the quadrupole.

Let’s see if Liverpool can claim their second trophy of the season by beating Werner and co this weekend.