Jurgen Klopp lifts lid on secret behind Liverpool’s unbeaten run
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Brendan Rodgers left a good foundation for German to build on
Jurgen Klopp has lifted the lid on the secret behind Liverpool’s unbeaten start to life under the German.
The 48-year-old took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers in October after he signed a three-year deal with the 20-time English champions.
There is a good base in this team because of Brendan’s work, so we can start to develop and start to come together
Klopp started his Liverpool career with three successive draws against Tottenham Hotspur, Rubin Kazan and Southampton.
However, the Reds have showed signs of improvement after beating Bournemouth, defending Premier League champions Chelsea and Rubin Kazan over the past week.
And the former Borussia Dortmund manager insisted that his predecessor Brendan Rodgers left a good squad for the German to work with.
“We had our games, we spoke about the games, we had meetings, we had analysis meetings, we had good training sessions – not high intensity, of course, because it’s not possible with only three days between the games.
“So you have to think more about what you say. Do we have to train? I said at the beginning we have to turn small screws and that’s what we are doing at this moment.
“The base was, of course, not so bad – Brendan [Rodgers] did a really good job here. It’s not that we should show them how football works; there is a good base in this team because of Brendan’s work, so we can start to develop and start to come together, because football can be different.
“Every manager has different ideas. That’s what we have to do, of course, but that’s what we did. Then we could get a little bit of stability.
“That’s very important for offensive play because you can feel free in offense when you know that not each chance of the opponent is a goal.
“We feel good in this moment but we know about our responsibility for our performance in the next game. Crystal Palace are difficult to play against.
“We know about their transition game, we know what their plan is, and we’ll try to be prepared in this short time. It is different but it’s not the biggest difference.
“We played against Chelsea and they were very deep and organised at 1-0. We played against Rubin Kazan and they were pretty deep and organised in defence. If we have the ball, I think Crystal Palace will do something similar.
“So we have to be prepared and maybe we can use our experience from the last games for this game. If it’s possible, we should do this and play football.”
Liverpool are in eighth place in the Premier League table after a run of four victories in 11 games.
The Reds are looking to secure back-to-back top-flight victories for the first time since August.
Liverpool lost 3-1 to Palace at Anfield on the final day of last season.