Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to face Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp in the upcoming Premier League clash. In a recent interview with the club’s official website, Kompany expressed his excitement for the challenge of going up against Klopp and his team.
He emphasized that facing top managers like Klopp is one of the privileges of competing in the league, and it provides an opportunity to assess and measure one’s own abilities against the best.
In reflecting on his long career as a player and now as a manager, Kompany highlighted the impact that Klopp has had on the teams he has coached. He revealed that he has been familiar with Klopp’s influence for the past 20 years, dating back to his playing days in Germany.
Kompany acknowledged that facing Klopp’s team as an underdog on the road presents a different dynamic, as the opposing team often controls the tempo and momentum.
As he continues to adapt to the challenges of managing Burnley, Kompany noted that not all his experiences as a player are directly transferable to his role as a manager. He recognized the differences in perspective and approach when facing opponents as a manager compared to when he was a player.
Despite the new challenges, Kompany remains eager to test himself against top managers like Jurgen Klopp and is looking forward to the upcoming match.