Klopp pressing no different to Rodgers, says Clyne

Date published: Tuesday 23rd February 2016 1:34

Nathaniel Clyne says that Liverpool’s work rate is no different under Jurgen Klopp than it was under Brendan Rodgers.

Clyne joined Liverpool from Southampton in £12.5million, with the England international becoming the club’s first-choice right-back under Rodgers at the start of the season.

Rodgers was sacked in October after eight games however, with the club in tenth. Klopp took over, and has steered the club to eighth, as well as their first cup final in four years.

Clyne will take part in his first major final when Liverpool face Manchester City in the League Cup decider on Sunday.

It will be an opportunity for Klopp to win his first piece of silverware as Liverpool boss since taking charge in October, and Clyne has hailed the impact of the German manager.

“Everyone is buzzing about the cup final and, for me, it’s my first major cup final so all my friends and family are coming and it’s very exciting for the whole club,” Clyne told the Daily Mirror.

“I think the biggest thing you notice with the manager is the hunger and desire to win the ball back.

“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.

“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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