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Lewandowski names ‘two-faced’ Klopp his favorite manager

Jurgen Klopp, Robert Lewandowski - Borussia Dortmund
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Robert Lewandowski has heaped praise on Jurgen Klopp saying he balances perfectly well between being a coach and a father figure.

It was under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund that Robert Lewandowski rose to prominence.

Klopp oversaw the transfer of Lewandowski to Dortmund from Lech Poznan in 2010 for an insubstantial fee of €4.5 million.

An injury to one of their strikers in the 2011/12 season paved the way for him to break into the team. And once he did, there was no looking back for him.

The Pole went on to score an impressive 103 goals in 187 appearances, winning two back-to-back Bundesliga titles and a DFB-Pokal while also reaching a Champions League final.

In 2014, he joined forces with rivals Bayern Munich. A year later, Klopp left the Signal Iduna Park too and signed with Liverpool.

“I think…Jurgen Klopp [is my favorite] and after that Pep Guardiola. 100 percent,” Lewandowski told ESPN.

“[Klopp] has two faces. You can see that he is kind of like a father, but the second part is like a coach, a manager.

“He can tell you everything – and I’m not speaking about the good things – about the bad things. Also for [players], he is a huge motivation. He makes this perfect, because he knows where there is this line where he can [push you] more or a little bit less.”