Friendship aside, Huddersfield boss eyes Reds win
Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner will put his friendship with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on the back-burner when his team travel to Anfield today as he looks to take the scalp of another Premier League heavyweight.
Wagner, whose promoted side pulled off a famous 2-1 win over Manchester United last weekend, is great friends with fellow German Klopp.
The two were teammates at Mainz in the 90s and Wagner coached the second team at Borussia Dortmund when Klopp was in charge of the senior side. They will face each other from opposing ends of the dugout for the first time this weekend. “It’s extraordinary because he’s my best friend and manager of Liverpool but the real important and extraordinary story is Huddersfield Town beats Liverpool in the Premier League in a competitive game,” Wagner told a news conference on Thursday. “For sure I’m looking forward to it... even when I joined Huddersfield and he was already manager of Liverpool I never thought we would meet in the Premier League.”