Klopp: Player’s Must Implement My Style

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Jurgen Klopp asks for patience

Klopp has taken a job that puts him under pressure and he has warned the players they must do things his way, as he intends to implement his high pressing game.

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The former Borussia Dortmund coach is modest about what his squad will achieve, but insists they’ll definitely be working hard.

“I am not the guy who is going to go out and shout, ‘We are going to conquer the world’ or something like this,” Klopp said.

“But we will conquer the ball, each time. We will chase the ball. We will run more, fight more.”

Dortmund won two Bundesliga titles under Klopp, who also led them to the 2013 Champions League final, and the 42-year-old said his pressing tactics were not a proposal, rather “a law”

“You have to do it and you will. That is what we all have to learn, maybe,” he said.

“I’m only interested in 100 per cent of each player. Now we have to work on that.”

Klopp said he wanted his Liverpool to develop into “a real special team”, but feels they need their own style.

“The only thing I need is players that want to help the team. They have to listen to what I say,” he added.

“That is very important because I believe it is better to have 11 players do the same thing wrong than everybody doing what they want. We have to do it one way and that is my way.

“Now we cannot talk about football philosophy and ball possession, playing like Barcelona, playing like whoever. No, this team needs to create their own style.”

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