Max Allegri has praised Jurgen Klopp for the improvements he has made to Liverpool since his arrival on Merseyside five years ago.

The German succeeded Brendan Rodgers who was sacked by Liverpool's owners FSG in October 2015 after a poor start to the season.

Since then the Reds have gone from strength to strength and after claiming their sixth European Cup last season, they look well on course to end their 30-year wait for a league title.

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The Reds currently hold a 25-point lead over second-placed Manchester City and are just five wins away from being crowned Premier League champions, and the former Juventus boss has shared his admiration for the German.

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“Right now, Klopp, since he left Borussia Dortmund for Liverpool, has made gigantic leaps forward,” he told AFP, cited by HITC.

“The great managers understand what kind of team they have in front of them, what kind of players they have, and to make them play as well as they can.”

Liverpool will be looking to return to winning ways against West Ham on Monday night after a suffering a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie on Tuesday.