Jurgen Klopp and Jordon Ibe appear to de developing quite the relationship, as a video which emerged this morning showed.
The German took over from Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool boss earlier this month and oversaw his first win in the Capital One Cup against Bournemouth in mid-week.
Ibe has featured in three of four games under Klopp so far, and the former Borussia Dortmund manager appears to have taken a shine to the England youngster.
Klopp was overseeing a training session ahead of Liverpool's showdown against Chelsea when Ibe sent a wayward pass in his direction. Rather than berate the youngster when he came to collect the ball, instead he offered him his glasses before laughing.
Of course Klopp caused a minor stir when he gave Ibe a playful slap in the aftermath of his first game in charge of Liverpool against Tottenham.
He'll be hoping that Ibe is more accurate when Liverpool take on Chelsea this afternoon. The Reds have so far recorded two Premier League draws under Klopp and a win at Stamford Bridge would take them level with Spurs on 17 points in 6th place.
Chelsea have struggled badly this season and are in 15th place, however Klopp is adamant that he's not under-estimating the size of the task ahead.
He told reporters yesterday: Mourinho isn't a worse coach than last year. The players aren't worse than last year. Things happen. I feel for him as I had something similar but it's not the end of the world. They can still play football and that's our problem.'
He added: 'It is a big match but in 15 years in football I've had some big matches. I don't read the newspapers so I don't know what you think about this game but it wouldn't change anything if I knew it because I am full of motivation to win games.
"The better the opponent the more excited the world around us is. Maybe in history it was a great game. Now it is ninth versus 15th."
Check out the video of Klopp's brilliant reaction to Ibe's pass below:
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