Jurgen Klopp answers when asked: 'which Liverpool player has surprised you this season?'

Jurgen Klopp watches on during Liverpool v Newcastle

Jurgen Klopp is working wonders at Liverpool.

When the German manager took over in 2015, Liverpool were 10th in the table.

In just over three years at the club, Klopp has transformed the Reds into one of the best teams in the country.

This season, he's guided his side to an unbeaten start through 20 games.

Their tally of 54 points has given the Merseyside club a seven point advantage at the top of the Premier League table.

It is becoming increasingly likely every week that Liverpool's wait for a Premier League triumph may soon be over.

Although he probably won't admit it, even Klopp would have been surprised with how his side have fared through the Premier League's first 20 games.

But which of his players have Klopp been surprised by?

Klopp was asked that very question in an interview with ESPN Brasil and he went with Alisson Becker.

Klopp signed him from Roma in the summer for £66.8 million, but the German manager conceded that he was unaware that he was such a good football player.

Jurgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool's win over Arsenal

"Well, maybe that Ali is such a good football player," he said, per the Mirror.

"It was always very clear that he was a very influential player with the ball, but that he's this good I didn't see it, honestly - maybe because of a different style Roma played.

"That was a little bit of a surprise, and a very nice surprise."

Many Liverpool fans will certainly share that opinion.

Bar one or two mistakes, the confidence that Alisson shows with the ball at his feet is staggering for a goalkeeper.

Along with Ederson, the two are among the best goalkeepers in the world with the ball at their feet.

Jurgen Klopp is surprised by how good of a footballer Alisson is

Liverpool will take a huge step in winning the Premier League title if they beat Man City on Thursday, and Klopp has said that his team are 'hungry' for the win.

“We are [hungry],” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

“We don’t think about the gap, not for a second. What we think about is 54 points – unbelievable, to be honest. That’s really strange and feels strange.

“All we can do is keep going; recover first of all, that’s very important, and then prepare the next game.

“We all know, wow, Man City are a fantastic football team and an away game at City – who can go there and think ‘Probably we will win’? No team in the world, not even us.

“So we have to go there and try everything to get a result. That’s what we will try.”

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