The Dutchman says his gaffer always has a way of keeping him grounded.
“Like Koeman, Klopp knows exactly how to get the best out of me – by being critical. When the media are hyping me and being very positive, he will downplay the praise all that – often with a wink.
“When I was voted UEFA Player of the Year recently and had to go to the awards ceremony, Jurgen told all the lads at Liverpool that I was picking up the trophy on behalf of the entire team.
“All the boys in the squad know I can take that sort of stuff very well.
“I know what he means. At the same time, the boss gives me a lot of respect and responsibility."