Marko Grujic has revealed where Jurgen Klopp has told him to improve his game at Liverpool.
Grujic signed for the Reds in January, but spent the remainder of last season on loan at Red Star Belgrade.
The Serbian midfielder joined up with the squad permanently in the summer, and even impressed in pre-season for Klopp’s side.
He has been used sparingly so far this season as Liverpool have impressed, but is expected to be handed opportunities throughout the campaign.
The 20-year-old has played just 12 minutes of Premier League football, but starred in Liverpool’s 3-0 EFL Cup victory over Derby on Tuesday.
“When I came from the Serbian league, I didn’t really do a lot of defensive things,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“I know that. The coach here wants me to do more in defence. He has said that. I am trying to work on those kind of things, and adapting to those demands.
“Everyone knows that the Premier League is of the highest standard. It’s very fast, very physical, especially for young players.”