Man United attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has expressed his gratitude to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after German manager helped him to become a player he is now.
Bck in 2013 Jurgen Klopp has signed Armenian international for £21.5m, from Shakhtar Donetsk and in three years at Signal Iduna Park Mkhitaryan has scored 41 goals in 140 appearances.
On Saturday, the duo will face each other at Anfield as Liverpool host Manchester United in the Premier League clash, however, Armenian attacker has not forgotten the impact that Klopp had in his career.
Mkhitaryan told German magazine 11 Freunde: “I had chosen Dortmund because I liked the way they play there. The players also liked me – and then there was the great coach, Jurgen Klopp. After I had talked to him, the decision had been made for me. I only wanted to go to Dortmund.
“When I came to Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp told me that I had to let go, and that it’s not good to think about football all the time. I started to understand what he meant, and so slowly, this part of me has changed.
“I am thankful to Klopp. He worked on my personality and the psychological part. Klopp showed me the way. He supported me and told me I had to keep my head up because good things were coming. He helped me to become a better player.”
The 28-year-old playmaker has scored one goal and provided five assists with this term for Manchester United helping them to remain on top of the Premier League table, while Liverpool had a mixed start of 2017/18 season.