“Tite obviously likes the way we play - we had a lot contact and I am not 100 per cent sure but I think he wants to do something similar,” the German said
Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool fans it really will be just like watching Brazil at Anfield on Saturday.
Incredibly, the new manager of the greatest team in world football has told the Reds boss he wants to style his Samba stars on the the Reds’ approach.
The Brazilians became the first team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia when they thrashed Uruguay 4-1 during the international break, and followed it up with a 3-0 drubbing of Paraguay.
And new boss Tite used both Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho as the main focus of his team... after several conversations with Klopp, where he suggested he wanted to adopt Liverpool’s slick Gagenpresse style.
“Tite obviously likes the way we play - we had a lot contact and I am not 100 per cent sure but I think he wants to do something similar,” Klopp explained.
“We had a few conversations, not with him personally because we have language issues, but there is a guy in his staff who speaks English and he likes the way we play.”
Firmino has been out in the international cold, after being snubbed by previous Brazil boss Dunga.
But he was recalled for the crucial qualifiers this week, with the new national team coach building his side around an attacking unit of the talented Liverpool pair and Barca star Neymar.
Klopp is convinced the kudos of being the number nine for the most historied team in world football will take Firmino to the next level... and he revealed the Brazil stars both returned on a high, ready to fly in the Mersey derby after their World Cup heroics.
“I know your thoughts when we started playing Roberto as No 9. Now he is playing for Brazil as a 9 and that is maybe not the worst idea,” the German added.
“It was good for him and it was especially good for Phil. He scored a wonderful goal. In the second game it looked good, fluent, hopefully it is good for us on Saturday.
“If you saw the games then Roberto didn’t score, but he opened nearly all the situations. It is unbelievable.
“You think how did they have that much space in and around the box and it was Roberto all over the pitch. He did a really good job.
“When I saw them I thought they would actually look tired, but they weren’t. There was a really big smile on their face. From the mental side it was a big thing.”