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RB Leipzig coach Nagelsmann: I'm learning from Klopp and Liverpool

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann admits he's studying Liverpool to improve as a manager.

The 32-year-old head coach was speaking to the Independent when he opened up about watching teams at the top of the Premier League and how they go about their business to find advantages to implement in his own set up.

“I watch a lot of Liverpool and Manchester City," he said.

“Last season, City had great flexibility, so many ways to open up the game and interesting positions in ball possession. It's always fascinating to watch Pep Guardiola teams.

Liverpool have developed so well, especially in possession and having variety. In the first two seasons under Jurgen Klopp, it was more about counter-attack and creating attacking moments. That's the same process we are going through now at Leipzig, expanding to not only rely on pressing and counters.

“If you want to be a good manager, you have to watch Liverpool games. What they are doing is incredible. It's the performances that you can learn from, but more importantly, is what you can take away from their mentality.

“It's totally crazy when you're so successful, you're 22 points ahead of the next team in the league, but you do more and more and more to win games. That is a big message to give to players, especially the young ones.

“They should learn from Liverpool to always be hungry, to be better. It doesn't matter if you're nearly the champion, you still win and win and win and win."

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