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  • David Tyrer

Leipzig boss watching Liverpool to become a better manager

He may be younger than most of you reading this (he's certainly younger than me writing this!) but Julian Nagelsmann is destined for great things as a football coach.

At only 32 years of age, he has to be the youngest manager operating at the very highest level, and he's not exactly struggling either.

Currently, after a solid spell managing in 1899 Hoffenheim, Nagelsmann is manager at Red Bull Leipzig and has taken them to another level.

They're sitting just one point behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, in mid-February; they are very much in the title chase in Germany this season.

But the young manager knows he still has a lot to learn. Something which he is watching Liverpool, under Jurgen Klopp, to do.

He said in an interview with the Independent (via the Liverpool: "I watch a lot of Liverpool and Manchester City." Which isn't surprising, considering how we're flying so far.

He went on: "Liverpool have developed so well, especially in possession and having variety. In the first two seasons under Jurgen Klopp, it was more about counter-attack and creating attacking moments.

"That’s the same process we are going through now at Leipzig, expanding to not only rely on pressing and counters.

"If you want to be a good manager, you have to watch Liverpool games. What they are doing is incredible. It’s the performances that you can learn from, but more importantly, is what you can take away from their mentality.

"It’s totally crazy when you’re so successful, you’re 22 points ahead of the next team in the league, but you do more and more and more to win games. That is a big message to give to players, especially the young ones.

"They should learn from Liverpool to always be hungry, to be better. It doesn’t matter if you’re nearly the champion, you still win and win and win and win."

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