Liverpool have always been a side that needs “tough love”, says Gerard Houllier, with Jurgen Klopp proving to be the perfect coach to deliver “vision” and long-term success at Anfield.
Those on the red half of Merseyside are currently basking in the warm glow of a first title triumph in 30 years.
Since last getting their hands on the English top-flight crown in 1990, many managers have tried and failed to get Liverpool back on the loftiest of perches.
Houllier told the Liverpool Echo:
“Players need somebody who knows where he is going and what he wants to do. They follow somebody who has a vision.
“And they need ‘tough love’. You’ve got to be tough sometimes but you’ve got to love them. They need to understand that they can rely on you in case of a problem.
“But you love them. Jurgen is a good demonstration of that as well.”
Source: News update