Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has welcomed Jose Mourinho's return to the English Premier League, following his appointment as the new Tottenham manager.
The Portugues was given the role on Wednesday morning. less than 12 hours after Mauricio Pochettino's sacking.
Klopp further paid a glowing tribute to the Argentine, whom he faced in the Champions League final in May.
"Welcome back Jose," said Klopp during his pre-match conference on Friday.
"Obviously it’s nice to have him back, he was desperate [to return] you could see [during] the time he was not in,"
"But on the other side Mauricio is not there anymore and that shows how quickly things change nowadays. That’s how it is, I think it was only about five months ago we played each other in Champions League final,"
"He’s on holiday and I hope he can enjoy it, to be honest. He did a brilliant job at Tottenham nobody doubts that, everybody knows he's an outstanding coach, great guy, left and right of the games, I really enjoy the games we played against each other,"
"I really hope Mauricio can enjoy the few days, weeks, months, I don’t know, off. It will not last long and then he’ll he back,"
"And Jose is highly motivated, obviously. That will be interesting as well,"
Klopp will have to wait for sometime before facing Mourinho's Tottenham, having already played the London club in the Premier League this season.
He takes his first-placed side to Cyrstal Palace in a tight match.