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Liverpool Superstar Hails Jurgen Klopp

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Simon Mignolet
Simon Mignolet
Simon Mignolet

Recently, Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet revealed that he believes Jurgen Klopp’s personality is already starting to have an effect on the squad. Though the Reds failed at pick up a win against Tottenham at the weekend, they played well in the 0-0 draw. Further, the goalie says the players have responded quite well to his demand to go “full blast”.

He stated, “As you can see he is very enthusiastic and very ambitious. On the line you can see that and it rubs off on the players. He is very positive and he wants everyone to go full blast, like he is as well. And that is good because it goes on to the young players and they can thrive on that. His sense of humour is different. It is not English, it is German. It’s nice and he’s a good man. Every manager has his own style and tactics and he worked hard this week to make sure we put them under pressure. He speaks with everybody and what is good is he gives people confidence. He wants us to go 100% and that positivity, enthusiasm and ambition is a positive for every individual.

The opening 20 minutes north London were dominated by the Merseyside club before the Belgian international made a trio of fine saves to hold on to a point,

He added, “Everybody was pleased with the performance. With just three days after the international break, it is difficult to chance things. But it was obvious what he wanted to do – press them high and make it difficult for them to play. We did what the gaffer wanted us to do and tried to make it difficult for them to play football. Those chances we did give away you want to be there as a keeper and help out your team. He congratulated me, but that is not really important. I am happy I made those saves, but I will keep both feet on the floor and not get carried away. Maybe with the ball we can be a bit better and try to keep the ball. We had a chance in the first half when he hit the bar and it was unfortunate because if that goes in it is a different game. But there is time to improve and to keep a clean sheet away to Tottenham is a positive and we can look forward to the next game. I don’t think you have to prove anything. Every day in training you want to get better. As a professional you want to work hard every day and improve yourself – that is how I see it. Obviously when there is a new manager it is always difficult at the beginning with the first steps with him because he doesn’t know your character or your personality. But that goes out of the window when it is kick-off time. You have to play and be relaxed and focus on the job in hand. It is always disappointing when a manager goes. It means things are wrong and things are not going well. But when there is a change there a chance of progress and for things to improve and you can thrive on that and look forward. From every individual, every manager, every coach, you learn something and you can only take it on board and put it in your backpack and go forward.”