Stan Collymore on the three Liverpool players who will thrive under Jurgen Klopp

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The German's methods could get the best out of some of the Reds' forgotten men.

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has identified three fringe players who could thrive under new boss Jurgen Klopp.

The German is renowned for the high intensity style of play he demands of his teams and Collymore feels a number of players - currently on the edges of things at the club - could all step up and adapt to Klopp’s ways.

“Players, for me, who could take to his system like ducks to water include Markovic, who I’d expect to come from his Turkish loan at some point,” he wrote, in his column for Boylesport.com.

“He’s quick, sharp, mobile. Likewise players such as Danny Ings and Divock Origi. Part of the reason Ings was taken to Liverpool in the first place was his work rate and Origi, although young and raw, will have a manager who can have a huge impression on his career by “programming” him in the way of pressing.”

Lazar Markovic arrived at Anfield from Benfica in a big-money move last summer but failed to impress for much of his first season.

He was often deployed in an unfamiliar left wingback role, which wouldn’t have helped his cause, but the threat and dynamism evident in his displays at the Portuguese club has yet to translate to Merseyside.

He joined Fenerbahce on a season-long loan this campaign and it will be interesting to see whether Klopp decides on an early recall for the Serbian.

Danny Ings was expected to play something of a bit-part role behind Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke this season, but he has impressed in recent weeks and looks to be forming a promising partnership with his England international colleague.

The style of the former Burnley man does indeed seem tailor-made for a Jurgen Klopp system and he will be keen to make a good first impression on the new boss.

Divock Origi is another who has struggled to make an impact at Anfield and finds himself way down the pecking order of striking options at Liverpool.

That could change under Klopp however, and should he show a willingness to learn and adapt, he could well play a bigger role than anticipated this season.

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