Liverpool FC defender admits players are working harder for Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp hailed by Dejan Lovren who is enjoying a run in the Liverpool first team at the moment
November 26th, 2015
So far so good for Jurgen Klopp whose stock continues to rise in the eyes of the Liverpool supporters and players, with the German having masterminded a 4-1 win at the Etihad Stadium last Saturday.
The Reds team featured Dejan Lovren who had a particularly tough first season at Anfield following a big money move from Southampton, although the Croatian has admitted that the change in manager has been a positive move for the club.
He said: “I don’t want to talk about the past. It was not just the manager’s fault. It was us, the players, too. I want to forget it and just concentrate on the future.
“I think it is much easier to defend now because we are working much harder than before. We are, I would say, playing like a team now with everyone feeling comfortable. There were a couple of changes when I first came to the club and so many players have gone now. It feels like two different teams.
“It is always easier when a manager has belief in your team and in yourself. It makes it much easier to play and gives you the confidence that, even if you make a mistake, afterwards he will talk to you and explain to you the wrong things and the good things.
“Every one of the players has changed their opinion of football. We are like he said we should be – we need to be living football and the job 24 hours a day and we will get payback for everything on the pitch.”
On his time at Anfield so far, Lovren added: “I would say it has been ups and downs but the most important thing is the present.
“I am feeling settled and happy in the club and I think the most important thing is we are playing well. I have been tested so many times in my life, even at other clubs, and this is just another school for me to learn at.
“When I am in bad situations I have great people around supporting me. I came here to be a standard player of Liverpool, not to be on the bench. There is no more pressure on me now. I need to go step by step and my performances will speak for me.”