Jurgen Klopp: Riyad Mahrez is a fantastic player

Jurgen Klopp: Riyad Mahrez is a fantastic player
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Jan 01, 2018. 09:00

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, labelling him as a fantastic player.

Klopp is optimistic that many clubs will be after the 26-year-old following his eye-catching performances for the Foxes so far.

Liverpool and Leicester clashed on Saturday and the Foxes succumbed to a 2-1 loss courtesy of a brace from Egypt's Mohamed Salah’s brace.

For Claude Puel’s men, Jamie Vardy found the back of the net, but Klopp has hailed the Algerian international.

“[Mahrez] is a fantastic player to be honest," Klopp said in a press conference.

"I can imagine a lot of clubs are interested in him. The fact he is still there shows obviously that somebody at Leicester convinced him. So, a very important player for them, 100 percent.”

Mahrez has impressive this season, scoring six league goals to help the Foxes to the eighth spot on the log, having gathered 27 points from 20 games.

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