Terzic - I am looking forward to seeing Klopp

West Ham United first-team coach Edin Terzic is relishing the chance to meet up with his former manager Jurgen Klopp on Saturday and says he will never forget the impact he had on his career.

Terzic was handed his first big breakthrough when he worked as a scout and coach under Klopp during the German’s memorable spell in charge of Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, where the pair won back-to-back league titles and reached the 2013 UEFA Champions League final.

The 33-year-old says he will never forget the time he spent working alongside Klopp and says it has given him a wealth of knowledge as he later joined up with Slaven Bilic's backroom staff at Besiktas before following him to West Ham United during the summer.

But despite his friendship with the Liverpool manager, Terzic says that will all be put to one side when the Hammers play the Merseyside club on Saturday and he hopes to be celebrating another famous victory at the Boleyn Ground.

Terzic said: “I had a good relationship with Jurgen and his backroom staff. It was a great time for me and my first spell in professional football was with Borussia Dortmund.

“Jurgen was the boss of the miracle that happened in Germany at that time. It was a great gift and a great honour for me to be part of it.

“Borussia Dortmund were the main team in Europe at that time and everyone wanted to know what they were doing. I had the great opportunity to be working inside the club and everyone was coming to visit us at the training centre.

“I listened to many things during that time and I feel I am also a product of what took place there so I am very proud to have been part of it. I was born not far from Dortmund so it is very special for me.

“Jurgen is brilliant for the fans and the media. He is very funny and intelligent. Nearly every press conference he will say something that will be remembered for a couple of weeks and it is great to have him close to us.

“I am looking forward to seeing him – but only after the game!”