Nagelsmann relishes Liverpool challenge

Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann is looking forward to kicking off his side’s Champions League campaign against a club he holds in extremely high regard.

As the Bundesliga’s youngest-ever coach prepares for a season that will test his managerial skills in both the domestic and European arenas, he discusses his respect for the English giants he will need to slay if he seeks a prolonged continental adventure.

“We have the opportunity to play a great team in a legendary stadium, which is something truly special,” he told reporters when asked about the prospect of facing the Reds in a must-win double-fixture.