Lucas Leiva: Liverpool taking shape under Jurgen Klopp

Lucas Leiva believes Liverpool are in good shape under new manager Jurgen Klopp

Lucas Leiva believes Liverpool are taking good shape under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds were impressive 6-1 winners against Southampton in the League Cup quarter-final at St Mary’s on Wednesday night.

We are in a good moment, in good shape – everyone is getting back from injury

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Liverpool are in sixth place and six points behind leaders Manchester City following a 1-0 win against Swansea City at Anfield last weekend – Klopp’s first home win in the Premier League.

Lucas has been a key part of the 48-year-old’s side after the former Borussia Dortmund took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers following October’s Merseyside derby.

And the Brazil international discussed Liverpool’s impressive progress under their new charismatic manager in recent months.

Lucas told Sky Sports News: “It’s always the same. You have a few good wins and people start to talk again.

“I think, very honestly, we just go game-by-game and we are still developing as a team. Of course we are in a good moment, in good shape – everyone is getting back from injury.

“Let’s see what it will take until the end of the season, but of course if we keep performing like this for sure we are going to win more games than lose.”

According to stats from Oulala, only Stoke City defender Erik Pieters has won more tackles in the Premier League than Lucas.

Liverpool have won six of their opening 14 Premier League games this season.

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The Reds make the trip to struggling Newcastle United at St James’s Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

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