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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp compares Manchester United star to Diego Maradona

Paul Pogba

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hailed the fitness of Manchester United star Paul Pogba

Manchester United splashed an astonishing £89 million to secure the services of Paul Pogba from Juventus this summer and the arrival of the midfielder has certainly filled the United faithful with a lot of excitement.

There is no doubting that Pogba is currently one of the best midfielders in the world and many were left extremely impressed by the Frenchman’s ability to play the entire 90 minutes on his debut against Southampton, just two days following his move to Old Trafford.

Pogba will now surely be key in United’s aspirations of winning the title this season and the 23-year-old looks set to be an integral figure for the Red Devils in the years to come.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has also been left stunned by Pogba’s ability as well as fitness and the German tactician has now gone on to compare the former Juventus star to Argentinean legend Diego Maradona.

“We all saw Paul Pogba. He was here, he was there, selfie, selfie, 9,000 of them, all summer,” Klopp told the Daily Mail.

“And then he comes to Manchester United has, what, two training sessions, and plays 90 minutes against Southampton. You think, how? They’re different. Diego Maradona was different. He never really trained. He would warm up with his shoes undone.

“I saw him playing in Stuttgart with Napoli when I was 21. Watching him warm up, I could not close my mouth. It was so low intensity.  He was walking. And then he went and outplayed the whole stadium. Unbelievable.”