Speaking on That Peter Crouch Podcast Robertson said: “He’s probably even more Klopp. He says, ‘anything you do, you do 100% – you play 100%, you train 100%, you party 100%. When he parties, he parties Klopp x3 or x4.”
“What you see is what you get with him.”
Klopp’s big personality has been a huge part of Liverpool’s rise under his leadership.
He is often seen bouncing on the sidelines and his passion has convinced the likes of Virgil van Dijk to join the club.
They are closing in on their first Premier League title and won the Champions League last year.
Klopp has been the driving force behind the progress and he is hugely popular with the players, despite his teasing of them in training.
Robertson revealed Klopp called him Mr Sick Boy, after he threw up during his first training session.
“I remember on my first day we had to do the Lactate Test – basically running to your maximum,” he said
“I remember running alongside Danny Ings and I was just physically sick everywhere. Day one.”
“Luckily the gaffer wasn’t there, so I thought I’d got away with it.
“They returned, he introduced himself and he called me ‘Mr. Sick Boy’ or something like that.”
And Robertson also explained that an x-rated message from Klopp made him feel at home in the team.
“We had a big Melwood Christmas party,” he added.
“It was after a game against Bournemouth away. I remember the gaffer came up to me and said, ‘You were f***ing excellent today.’
“That was only my fourth or fifth game after I came into the first team.
“That’s when I thought, ‘you know what, I am a Liverpool player. I belong on this stage.’ I just kicked on from there really.”
That Peter Crouch Podcast is available via BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 5 Live
Published at Fri, 08 May 2020 10:34:00 +0000