& # 39; It's a great honor & # 39 ;: Huddersfield boss Jan Siewert is looking forward to closing horns with Jurgen Klopp for the first time in Liverpool clash
- Jan Siewert will enjoy his first meeting with Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool
- Siewert replaced Klopp's best friend, David Wagner, with Huddersfield in January
- The 36-year-old acclaimed Klopp as & # 39; one of the best & # 39; managers in the world
- Siewert expressed his excitement despite the irreversible decline of his team
Huddersfield's boss, Jan Siewert, will finally meet Jurgen Klopp on Friday night when his side takes on Liverpool at Anfield.
Klopp & # 39; s Reds returns to the top of the Premier League table with the win against the Terriers and then hopes to beat Manchester City on Burnley on Sunday.
Siewert, 36, followed a similar path to Klopp to English football from the Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund and revealed that the manager of Liverpool had a major influence on his career.
Huddersfield boss Jan Siewert will enjoy his first meeting with Jurgen Klopp
& # 39; I have never met him personally. Of course I know him, but we never spoke, & said Siewert, who replaced Klopp & # 39; s best friend David Wagner at Huddersfield in January.
& # 39; Of course Jurgen is a fantastic manager and one of the best in the world. Although I have never met him, he is a great guy and everyone knows what he is doing with Liverpool.
& # 39; Of course we looked at what he did and how he influenced the German way of playing and Dortmund. It was a big part of my coaching career for me. & # 39;
Siewert greets former Dortmund boss Klopp as & # 39; one of the best & # 39; managers in the world
Siewert and Wagner were both in charge of the Dortmund reserve team, while Klopp led the club to two Bundesliga titles during his seven years as manager.
& # 39; When I went to Dortmund for the team under 23, I was working on my task of developing players for the first team & # 39 ;, Siewert said when asked if he ever considered crossing swords with Beat on the English top flight.
& # 39; Of course I achieved my goal and developed myself, but at that stage when I came in, I didn't think I'd be a part of the Premier League so quickly.
Siewert replaced Klopp's best friend, David Wagner, with Huddersfield in January
& # 39; For me it is a great challenge and a great honor and it means that I have had to do something good in my past.
& # 39; He is one of the best managers in the world and he has proven it. The way he develops teams and brings clubs to play for titles. That makes him special. & # 39;
Siewert said he wasn't sure if Klopp would triumph over city driver Pep Guardiola in the race for the title, but insisted he do everything he could to defeat his German colleague at Anfield.
& # 39; It would be good if there were a surprise there, I would say, & # 39; Siewert added. & # 39; I am really excited to go there. It is an incredible stadium. We are looking forward to.
Siewert expressed his excitement despite the imminent relegation of his team
& # 39; We shouldn't be stupid. We know about the quality of Liverpool. They are favorites and we are not at all.
& # 39; But we have possibilities and there must be an excitement, the same one I have, that my players will have – to go there and perform to the best of my ability. & # 39;
Siewert confirmed that Jonas Lossl would retain his place in the target in the summer without a contract and that Adama Diakhaby would come back into the race after a hamstring injury.
Laurent Depoitre (foot) is still not available, but fellow hitman Karlan Grant was fit again after illness and limited him to the bench last week.