Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said on Friday (30 October) that he considers new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to be one of the best managers in Europe.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Chelsea's clash with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (31 October), Mourinho said: "For Jurgen I am not a close friend because football doesn't allow that but he is a guy I like a lot."

"We have a good relation and as a manager his work speaks and in spite of the last season I consider him one of the top managers," he added.

Analysing how he thought Liverpool had changed as a team under Klopp, he said: "They were a good team they are a good team. They had a good manager and have a new very good manager. Everything is the same."

"He changed some details obviously in their tactical approach to matches but this is the nature of the game especially when you are speaking about two top managers," he said.

"When you change from a top manager to another top one, the level is high, they know what to do, there is just a difference in the way they think football," he added.