Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lauded Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of the club’s meeting on Saturday afternoon.
Both Aubameyang and Klopp worked together in the Bundesliga at Borussia Dortmund, where the striker scored 41 goals in 93 appearances under the now Reds boss.
The two have come up against each other since both left the German club, and will face each other in the Premier League again this afternoon, and Klopp has spoke about the qualities that his former player possesses.
“It is four years since I worked with him,” the Liverpool boss told Goal .
“Everybody knows everything about everybody, that is how it is and there are no surprises.
“Auba has actually no real weaknesses apart from his fashion style.
“When we played them so far we could kind of defend him but it is never possible to do it 100 per cent properly because of the speed he has. It’s just difficult.
“We know that, we have to work with it, deal with it. We did it in the past, we have to do it again and create our own moments.”
Klopp took Aubameyang to Dortmund in July 2013, but wasn’t initially used as a striker.
“He played as a winger at Saint-Etienne at that time, we needed a number nine because Robert Lewandowski was leaving us,” Klopp revealed.
“We thought long about it, then he came in and played on the wing. Later on we realised he is a really good central striker, a number nine as well.
“It was not immediate like this. He developed incredibly and became a goal machine and I have to say his finishing is incredible. Combine that with the speed and it is really interesting.”
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