Klopp replaced Rodgers - who has since taken charge of Celtic - at Liverpool three years ago.
The question of his relationship with his players was put to Klopp during a news conference on Tuesday to preview Liverpool's Champions League group-stage match at Napoli, but he believed an answer to it could easily be constructed as his view on the current events at Old Trafford. When I came back, because I came back a few days later than the guys, he did quite well and I think better than the years before. We need to make the next step in our development'.
He spent the rest of that game in the office of the stadium caretaker Vincenzo Cerrone, who has told La Gazzetta dello Sport how much he is looking forward to seeing the German again after recalling that special night.
"The test will be very hard, we will not have much time to think about what to do on the pitch, but we have a lot of confidence for tomorrow's match and we will do it".
The England global scored a stunning equaliser late on at Stamford Bridge and scored another fine effort during the defeat to Chelsea in the League Cup last week but I still think Firmino will keep his place tomorrow.
His last game (at Chelsea) was really good - he was in the positions but then the last two balls were not too cool.
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Jose Mourinho experimented with a back three but that decision backfired. "The leaders need to be on the pitch". Manchester United will today take on Valencia in the Champions League fixture at Old Trafford.
He added: 'We're ready for a real battle. "They have a great physical condition, they play with intensity and so they manage to overcome the challenges of the Champions League". We played them in pre-season, that worked well for us and not really well for them but I think the circumstances were different.
On Napoli's weaknesses and whether Liverpool will consider playing for a draw... Goes about his business quietly while the media hype up Van Dijk for being half the player", whilst @alxsson concurs by stating his 'Fairly unpopular opinion: "Van Dijk is our most important player'.
"In the moment it is all fine and we have to use it". He dealt with it in the best way possible, since I already knew I'd embarrassed myself.
"That's the goal for us".
Sturridge, however, has fought back following a disappointing loan spell at West Bromwich Albion, scoring four goals from seven games this term.
As a result, Jurgen Klopp's side should get joy through the middle, with Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane sure to exploit the space the hosts offer in this part of the field.