Liverpool will continue to put the yards in for new manager Jurgen Klopp, according to midfielder Emre Can.
The Reds covered a combined distance of 116km against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday – the most they have covered this season.
It was Klopp’s first game in charge since being appointed as the club’s new manager, and fans can already see a difference in terms of the players work rate.
Can, who covered 11.3km himself, doesn’t think that the way Klopp manages Liverpool will differ from how he was when he was working in Germany.
“He’s completely different from other coaches,” Can told Liverpoolfc.com.
“He is more emotional and he’ll put his arm around you.
That’s the way he is and I don’t think anything will change regardless of whether he’s in Germany or here in England. I think all coaches have their own way of doing things.
Before his move to Anfield last year, the 21-year-old faced Klopp when he was in charge of Borussia Dortmund as a Bayern Leverkusen and Bayern Munich player and says it was always tough facing Klopp’s side.
“His team was rated highly and they still are,” explained Can.
“It wasn’t easy to pay against Dortmund as they played a high pressing game and performed as a team. That made it tricky.”
Like his new manager, the German international had spent his entire career in his home country before arriving on Merseyside, and when Can heard the news of Klopp’s appointment, the youngster couldn’t wait to work with him:
I was happy such a great coach was coming here to Liverpool and that I had the chance to work with him. He showed what he could do at Dortmund and Mainz over a number of years.