Liverpool’s England players “could not wait to start working” with Klopp, says Harry Kane

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Liverpool get their Jurgen Klopp era underway on Saturday with a trip to face Tottenham Hostpur at White Hart Lane, and Harry Kane says the England players couldn’t wait to get back working with the new man.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 9, 2014: Tottenham Hotspur's White Hart Lane Stadium before the Premiership match against Everton. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Ings and James Milner have all been away for England duty, with the latter returning early after Roy Hodgson sensibly opted to give key players rest and not use them in Lithuania.

Milner therefore took part in his first training session with Klopp on Monday afternoon. Tuesday afternoon saw Ings, Clyne and Lallana joined Emre Can and Adam Bogdan join the nine who featured in Monday’s session.

“The Liverpool players at England could not wait to get back to start working under him,” said Kane.

“But we have out-run every team we have played so far this season and that’s a sign we’re playing the manager’s tactics right and are fit enough to do it.

“And that’s what we have to do again on Saturday. Obviously Liverpool, with a new manager, will be up for it. But we know what we have to do.”

Klopp has certainly restored a feel good factor around the club and defender Mamadou Sakho posted a selfie with Daniel Sturridge and Dejan Lovren after training on Monday.

The French defender is expected to flourish under Klopp’s leadership.

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