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Liverpool defender reveals what key thing Jurgen Klopp has contributed at Anfield

Nathaniel Clyne has praised Jurgen Klopp for transforming the mentality at Liverpool since arriving at the club.

The German manager replaced Brendan Rodgers in October following a derby draw with Everton, with the Northern Irish coach failing to realise his early potential on Merseyside.

Rodgers—inspired by Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge—took Liverpool close to the brink of the title only for a Steven Gerrard’s slip to bring the Reds’ hopes crashing down to earth. However, the manager failed to build on that success, and with Suarez sold to Barcelona, and the likes of Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert failing to replace him, the Merseysiders fell far from the title picture.

Klopp replaced Rodgers earlier this season, and while he is yet to truly find consistency at Anfield, he has been responsible for some memorable moments and fine victories with his new club.

Clyne, who was brought to the club by Rodgers during the summer, has spoken out in praise of the former Borussia Dortmund coach, and notably, the change of mentality he has brought to the team.

“I think the biggest thing you notice with the manager is the hunger and desire to win the ball back,” Clyne began, as reported by the Mirror.

“The midfielder, defenders and full backs like me have to work very hard. It has been tough but it’s also been paying off.

“It was something I was used to with the previous manager, I was used to pressing high up the field and it’s no problem. I’m fit and I’m young.

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“I think you can see that it’s working and I’m sure we are going to shoot up the table.

“We’ve actually been playing well in games, not always getting results and hopefully if we can win a trophy that will give us confidence and mean we can go on and win a lot more.”

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