The ex-Reds forward has maintained a warm relationship with his former manager after completing his switch from Lyon to MLS

Xherdan Shaqiri says he is “proud” to have played under Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and revealed the nature of their relationship.

Shaqiri, who recently signed with the Chicago Fire in MLS, described his time with the Reds as “beautiful” as he was part of Champions League and Premier League winning sides.

He also praised some of the other coaches hes worked with, including Pep Guardiola.

“Jurgen I’ve known for a long time,” Shaqiri told reporters. “Since I played for Bayern, we played against him – he was Dortmund coach, so it was a big rivalry there.

“I had a wonderful three years at Liverpool, we won many titles, I had a really beautiful time.

“You can always learn from these big coaches. I’m proud that I worked with Jurgen Klopp, I worked with [Pep] Guardiola, I worked with Jupp Heynckes, I worked with Ottmar Hitzfeld, big coaches who won a lot of titles, had a lot of experience.

“So you can learn a lot, and I am proud I learned so many things from them, because every coach is a bit different. It’s only positive for your career.

“Jurgen, I had a really good relationship with him. He texted me and congratulated me for this transfer [to Chicago]. We still stay in contact.”

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