Pep Lijnders: Klopp and the Reds’ Revolution

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders provided me with simply one of the most insightful Big Interviews ever.

You will hear how Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool coaches speak in training as if they are instilling the players’ inner voice. The emphasis placed on how to press when they don’t have possession is phenomenal, and it needs perfect positioning and the players’ total buy-in. Liverpool overcome the adversity of missing stars by defiantly sticking to their philosophy, a ‘collective idea’ that is drilled into the squad. Captain fantastic Jordan Henderson is the team’s motor, the on-field leader and the link between the players and the management team.

Mesmerising stuff.


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