Danny Murphy explains the refreshing thing he noticed about Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp took charge of his first Liverpool game on Saturday.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Danny Murphy has explained what he noticed about Jurgen Klopp before he took charge of Liverpool’s game with Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.

Murphy said: “One thing he did was, when in the warm up, he was out there chatting with the players, having a smile. I haven’t seen many managers do that, in the warm up chatting with the players. It was quite refreshing.”

Klopp arrived at Liverpool with a reputation as a people-person and a strong motivator, who has become renowned for his ability to get his players giving their all for him.

This kind of management style requires him to treat every single player as an individual, and Murphy has admitted that seeing him talk to all his players in the pre-game warm-up prior to the 0-0 draw with Tottenham was a refreshing sight.

He is hoping to get his inherited players on his side, and it was clearly a management style that worked well, considering the great start that Liverpool enjoyed under Klopp - playing a breathtaking style of football in the first 20 minutes of the game against Spurs.

The performance dropped off as the game wore on, as fatigue caught up with the Liverpool players, but there were some clear indications of progress in the earlier stages of the game, which is impressive considering Klopp had just one week in charge of the side before the game.

Many believe that Klopp is the perfect coach for Liverpool, and on the early indications, it looks as if he is set to fulfil the expectations that many will place upon his head.

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