Barcelona star Kevin-Prince Boateng has hailed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ahead of the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final showdown.

Klopp managed the Ghanaian international during his stint at Borussia Dortmund.

“He knows exactly what to say to get a player to die for him,” said Prince. “He has that more than anyone else. You could see it at Dortmund and now at Liverpool too.

“Including players who aren’t starters, they have the feeling that they are special. With him as coach, there’s a special collective sentiment.”

Boateng joined the Spanish champions on a six-month loan deal in January from Sassuolo.