Adam Lallana has revealed that Jurgen Klopp has made it clear to Liverpool players that he wants a team that "presses and counter presses". The German coach replaced Brendan Rodgers last October and since his arrival, the Merseyside club have seen a chance in the way they play.
The England international explained the former Borussia Dortmund coach instills a method in pressing, which Liverpool players practice during training sessions. The former Southmapton star also admitted Klopp's playing style at Anfield suits his style of play.
"I'm a player that loves to press, likes to be on the front foot and have the licence to not worry about what is behind me. The manager has made it clear that he wants a team that presses and counter presses," Lallana said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
"It is not just as simple as running ridiculously to the ball, there are elements of tactics behind it. We have done sessions on the training pitch to help us to grasp it."
Lallana struggled in his debut season at Liverpool due to injuries. He remains hopeful the difficult situation is behind him as he looks to kick start his Reds career. The 27-year-old is out to impress Klopp and the midfielder suggested that he and several other players are fighting for their future at Anfield.
"I don't want to make excuses but last season was very injury hit for me. It was a difficult season, not just for me but for the team as well. We struggled at times. I'm thoroughly enjoying it at the minute. It would be good to find some nice consistency as a team and hopefully that will coincide with me being more consistent with my performances.
"I still have to prove myself to the manager and everybody is in the same boat. We haven't found consistency this season but his style is gradually coming into the team. Maybe if that happens and we go on a good run then he might not feel the need to dip into the transfer market as much as he might have wanted to a couple of months ago. Personally, I will keep fighting as I always have and hopefully I will be in his long-term plans," he added.
Liverpool face Manchester United in the first leg of the Europa last 16 clash at Anfield on 10 March. Lallana wants "revenge" when his side face the Red Devils, especially considering the way the results have gone for the Reds against their arch-rivals.