Adam Lallana has high hopes for Liverpool next season after seeing evidence of Jurgen Klopp’s “philosophy gradually evolving”.
Klopp took over at Anfield last October and though the Reds’ Premier League form was inconsistent, the German boss led his side to two cup finals.
Though they lost to Manchester City in the Capital One Cup and were beaten in the Europa League final by Sevilla, Lallana believes Liverpool can build on their progress during Klopp’s first full season in charge.
“The manager at Liverpool has the right balance between making you feel loved and wanted but also he can still tell you when he is not happy and can get a reaction out of you,” Lallana is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror.
“That’s a huge reason why we had a good season – even though we didn’t win silverware, we reached two finals. You definitely saw his philosophy gradually evolving. If we can do that on a more consistent basis, hopefully next year will be very good for us.
Lallana is also delighted to see Mauricio Pochettino showing his quality as Tottenham manager.
“I do follow Tottenham closely because my old manager is there and I have a good relationship with him still. I was delighted they had a good season.
“It’s no coincidence he continues producing young England players, it shows what a top manager he is. I’ve known that ever since I started working with him. He uses it as a philosophy that if you train hard, the game almost feels easier.”