Adam Lallana runs the rule over Liverpool’s ‘passionate’ Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana discusses Jurgen Klopp's management style
Adam Lallana has hailed Liverpool’s “passionate” Jurgen Klopp ahead of Wednesday night’s League Cup quarter-final.
The 48-year-old German has prompted a Liverpool revival following his appointment as Brendan Rodgers’s successor in October.
The Reds have lost just once in 11 games in all competitions since he took over the reins following October’s Merseyisde derby.
Liverpool have already beaten Manchester City and Chelsea on the road in the Premier League this season, highlighting Klopp’s positive impact.
And Lallana lifted the lid on the 48-year-old’s training methods ahead of their trip to Southampton in the League Cup last-eight on Wednesday night.
“I remember the team meeting before we set off for the ground on that day,” Lallana told Sky Sports.
“We listened to the manager and I was so pumped by what he’d said – the vibe, the emotion and the feeling – I walked out wanting the game to start there and then, in that second.
“It was just the passion of his words that got to us.
“He really is brilliant to listen to. He seems to have an off-the-cuff way about him. He just goes with the flow and it’s all genuine. There is no ego but an abundance of charisma and an aura.”
The Reds are in sixth place and six points behind joint Premier League leaders Leicester City and Manchester City ahead of Sunday’s trip to Newcastle United.
Liverpool have also secured their place in the Europa League last-32 draw, whilst the Reds face Southampton at St Mary’s in the League Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night.