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Liverpool boss Klopp: Man City midfielder Gundogan among best I ever coached

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has paid tribute to Ilkay Gundogan ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester City.

Klopp coached Gundogan while in charge of Borussia Dortmund.

He said today: "He was one of the best players I ever coached.

"In the 2012 season he was unbelievable - playing much like he's playing now. Then he had injuries. I'm not surprised at all by his current form."

Klopp also afforded a joke when asked about the form of City defender Ruben Dias.

He smiled: "That's a really harsh one. You talk about a centre-half? That's not nice."

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