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Lazio striker Immobile hails Liverpool boss Klopp: He burns you with his eyes

Lazio striker Ciro Immobile has spoken of working with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.

Immobile had a difficult spell in Germany, though insists Klopp made a positive impression on him. Indeed, the Italy international says the passion of Klopp when giving out his team instructions felt like he was burning his message inside you.

"Impressive: the will to fight for every ball burned inside you from his eyes as soon as he spoke to you," recalled Immobile, who also worked with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel at Dortmund.

He said to La Gazzetta dello Sport via TMW: "Tuchel? A meticulous type.

"Even if it didn't go optimally in sporting terms, I took a lot away from Germany and from Spain. Experiencing other cultures is a learning process."

Immobile had a tough year in Dortmund for the 2014/15 season before eventually leaving for Spain's Sevilla. In Germany, he played 34 times for BVB, scoring ten times.

Since returning to Italy with Lazio, Immobile has established himself as one of the most dangerous strikers in the game, winning last season's European Golden Shoe - the first Italian to do so since Roma icon Francesco Totti in 2007.

Over his time with Lazio, where he signed in 2016, Immobile has scored 144 goals in 208 appearances.


- updated March 16

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