Alberto Moreno has been speaking to a Spanish radio station about Jurgen Klopp‘s training sessions, explaining how the focus is on a tactical approach.
Moreno has certainly shown improved defensive ability under Klopp, having not been used as a full-back this season under former boss Brendan Rodgers.
The Spaniard now looks like he’s benefitting from specific coaching on the training ground and that’s something Moreno says is Klopp’s focus.
“With Klopp the training sessions are all about tactics, in order to have the team well-positioned on the pitch, and to know how and when to press,” he told Cadena Cope.
“He doesn’t do games or things like that. It’s all tactical. It’s what he likes and what we work.”
This focussed approach has seen Liverpool improved defensively and look more robust under Klopp, conceding less and grinding out results – with one defeat in the German’s opening 10 games.
Under Rodgers, Liverpool were constantly fragile defensively and the Northern Irishman’s training sessions were often labelled as being too heavily focussed on possession-based games than applied tactical focus.
Klopp has had a busy start to life at Anfield and he’s added more training to the Reds’ schedule.
“In England there are many matches, so there is not enough time to work a lot but in each training sessions he is looking for that,” said Moreno.
“The truth is that the training sessions are a bit boring for the players, but then they are the ones that give results on the pitch.”
It’s results that Klopp wants and is getting, and Moreno says he’s loving life under the new boss.
“He arrived here with a clear idea. He explained to us saying that if we lose it was going to be his fault but he wanted us to follow his idea. And it is paying off.
“I think he did the same at Dortmund and it worked well. His idea is fixed and is going great so the best is to do what he says.
“I like his style, being aggressive because it fits with my style. I love it, pressing, steal the ball and go quick on the counter-attack with 11 guys running. I love it.”
Moreno says training isn’t the only thing that’s changed, noting that some players (possibly himself being one) had lost confidence under Rodgers.
“The change has been noticed because with Brendan there were some players who had no confidence in themselves.
“Klopp has brought us energy, desire, being a team that presses high. He transmits so much. All the players are at 100% fit now and with the confidence they need. That’s why we are getting the results.
“We are running a lot. Everyone wants to play, we create many chances, dominate the game. We are on the right path.”