- Rangnick is the man who revolutionised RB Leipzig and according to journalist Guido Schaefer, he had a lot of impact on Klopp's coaching style.
- Schaefer explains that Klopp was impressed with Rangnick's idea of playing with young, fast players who run a lot.
- The journalist adds that Klopp started to implement these tactics in Dortmund as they won the Bundesliga despite Bayern's superior quality.
- At Liverpool, Klopp is still using those tactics to great effect as his team's mental prowess is immense and has led to them winning multiple titles.
"It’s not a copy of the style [completely] but Klopp said ‘I want to play with young, fast players’ and players who don’t ask ‘why should I run so much?’.
"The quality of Bayern was much higher than but the brain, the power, the [physical] investment from Dortmund was on a higher standard.
"Were Liverpool the best team in Europe last season? I don’t think so. Perhaps the quality from Barcelona was higher but the mentality was bigger at Liverpool."
Liverpool players are some of the fittest athletes in the world and that shows on the field as they continuously press their opponents into making mistakes and play a high-octane style of football that has led to the club winning 4 trophies in the last 13 months.
Rangnick has revolutionalised the way RB Leipzig work - he's turned them from a mid-table club to a team contending for the Bundesliga and Champions League. Therefore, it's interesting to learn that Klopp has absorbed so much from the way he operates as he has successfully led Liverpool's turnaround in recent times.