"He is a very important player for us. I normally don't like playing the violin in front of my players and paying them compliments but I saw him play without the ball. Before it comes he decides in his head what he is going to do and he advises colleagues. That is important and may be in the press tribune it is difficult to see that.
"Robbie will be very important for me and for the team because he mixes between the seniors and younger ones. It is perfect.
"With Ireland I have seen Doyle with Robbie and I think this is a good mix because one is like Torres. Robbie for me is the passer who can play without the ball. The other goes for goal and I am sure that is what my colleague the Liverpool manager has seen for his team. I have seen it for mine."