NATHANIEL Clyne says manager Jürgen Klopp’s passion on the touchline drives the players on to put the effort in on the pitch.
Klopp’s side have been praised for the energy and intensity they have regularly shown since he took over at the club, and have made a flying start to the season winning their last five games in all competitions.
Clyne says the players use the German’s enthusiasm as motivation for their own performances, and gives them the boost to continuously perform at such a high tempo.
He told Goal.com: “With the way he wants to play, he wants us to press, press and counter-press. We need to be really fit and we worked really hard in pre-season and training to get us to where we want to be.
“Everyone wants to do well for their manager because he gets involved. He basically wants to be on the pitch and you can see that from the goal celebrations when he runs up and down the touchline. If you see a manager do that, it makes you put in even more effort on the pitch.”
The 25-year-old was also quizzed about the youngsters at the club and he believes the future is bright with the current crop of academy players, even offering his own support to those making the step up to the first team.
“There’s a lot of good, young players out there. There are a few — I see some of their games and they are doing really well,” he added.
“Sheyi Ojo is really good. Trent Alexander-Arnold is another one who impresses. Marko Grujic is good as well. He is very confident on the ball, he has got a good shot as well. I am enjoying training and working with him.
“I am growing up as a player, really, and I can definitely give advice to these youngsters who are coming through to the first team or who are trying to get into the first team if they need any help, and I could look out for them and help them.”
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