Klopp: “Brazil playing like Liverpool”

Jurgen Klopp says Brazil like Liverpool’s pattern of play

Liverpool gaffer, Jurgen Klopp has insisted that the Brazilian national team are simply playing like the Reds right now.

The German tactician says Brazil manager, Tite wants the five-time world champions to play exactly like Liverpool.

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Tite has brought about an improvement in Brazilian football, leading the team to nine straight triumphs since he became manager.

And now, the Selecao have become the first side to make it through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The South American giants spanked Uruguay 4-1 before dismantling Paraguay 3-0 during the last international break.

Brazil routed both countries last week with the Liverpool duo of Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho helping spearhead Tite’s men.

Now, Klopp has insisted that Brazil are trying to style themselves on the high-octane pattern of the Anfield giants.

“Tite obviously likes the way we play because we had a lot contact.

“And I am not 100 per cent sure but I think he wants to do something similar,” Klopp informed reporters.

“We had a few conversations, not with him personally because we have language issues.

“But there is a guy in his staff who speaks English and he likes the way we play,” Klopp said.

Klopp happy with Firmino, Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho (Right) and Roberto Firmino are back in training for Liverpool

Firmino led the attack for Brazil in both of their CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying games against Uruguay and Paraguay.

The attacker impressed in the two outings, having struggled for game time under former Brazil coach, Dunga.

However, Brazil sacked Dunga and replaced him with Tite following the Copa America Centenario debacle.

“I know your thoughts when we started playing Roberto as number nine.

“Now, he is playing for Brazil as a nine and that is maybe not the worst idea,” Klopp said further.

“It was good for him and it was especially good for Phil because he scored a wonderful goal.

“In the second game, it looked good, fluent and hopefully, it is good for us against Everton on Saturday.

“If you saw the games then, Roberto did not score but he opened nearly all the situations, it is unbelievable.

“You think how they had much space in and around the box and it was Roberto all over the pitch.

“He did a really good job, when I saw them, I thought they would actually look tired but they weren’t.

“There was a really big smile on their faces and from the mental side, it was a big thing.” Klopp concluded.

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