Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool still learning under Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho says the Reds will get better under Jurgen Klopp
Philippe Coutinho says Liverpool are still finding getting up to speed under Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds midfielder scored his third goal in two games at Anfield in Sunday afternoon, although Liverpool still lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace.
If we’re not doing it right, or something isn’t working, we do it again and again until we get it right
The Merseyside outfit’s defeat by the Eagles was their first in seven games since the former Borussia Dortmund manager took over the reins at Anfield.
Brazil international Coutinho lifted the lid on the new Liverpool manager’s intense training sessions, insisting the Reds are still learning under Klopp.
“When you get new players, especially strikers, it is the job of all of the team to give them the service they need,” Coutinho told Liverpool’s magazine.
“I have to learn whether it is right to play a fast ball or a pass along the ground, depending on who I am playing the ball to.
“I have to adapt to them, but it’s not only me who must do this.
“The training sessions are very, very important for this adaptation process to happen.
“We work on this every day in training and the sessions are very intense.
“If we’re not doing it right, or something isn’t working, we do it again and again until we get it right.
“The more you train with your team-mates, the more you learn about each other and this is important for the team to do well.”
Coutinho has been one of Liverpool’s more consistent performers in an otherwise disappointing start to the season.
The South American has already scored four times and has made two assists in 11 Premier League games this season.
The Reds are in tenth place and nine points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City after 12 games.
Liverpool make the trip to City in their next outing on 21 November.