Sometimes you’ve got to admirer a member of the opposition.
Every man and his dog can see the impact Bruno Fernandes has had at Manchester United since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon a year ago, including Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Liverpool boss talked about the Portugal international at his press conference today and labeled him a “game-changer” ahead of the mega-clash at Anfield on Sunday.
Manchester United take on Liverpool are going three points clear on top of the Premier League.
Klopp said: “Good signing, unfortunately, for United.”
"Good signing, unfortunately, for United" – Klopp on Bruno Fernandes
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However, there is some history between Klopp and Fernandes.
When Liverpool played Sporting in 2019 the pair shared a moment at the full-time whistle, as per Empire of the Kop.
O Jogo quoted Klopp telling Fernandes after the match: “Good game. You’ve been good. Congratulations for the great game. You’re a top player.”
Liverpool won’t want to help Fernandes strengthen that penalty record this weekend, but we’d all love to see it!