Clyne discusses what Klopp told Liverpool players in open dressing-room summit

Nathaniel Clyne says he and his Liverpool teammates must be mentally strong.

Nathaniel Clyne has told reporters how new boss Jurgen Klopp has demanded that the Liverpool players as a team become mentally strong machines, the Daily Star reports.

Much has been made of Jurgen Klopp’s appointment as Liverpool boss, with an interesting first press conference followed by a positive performance against Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach has been charismatic and honest with reporters, telling them what he expects of his team… But what has the popular German told his players behind closed doors?

Speaking to reporters from the Daily Star, Clyne retells that Klopp demanded in an open dressing-room summit that the players bind together as a team and become mentally strong machines.

“He has said we have got to be, as a team, Mentally Strong Machines. Yeah, Mentally Strong Machines. It went down well. We have got to take to it and quickly,” Clyne said.

“He also said he wants us to win the league in his time here. But I think every player at Liverpool is here to win trophies anyway. It is a big club and throughout their history they have been winning things and it is time to do it again.”

Solid first impressions:

Off the field, Jurgen Klopp seems to have made a solid first impression though on the field there have also been some noticeable, positive differences.

Against Spurs, the Reds pressed high up the pitch and showed an enormous amount of stamina to outrun one of the Premier League’s fittest teams in their own back yard.

While that first win has so far eluded Klopp, Liverpool have performed better on the pitch and with a little more prolificacy in-front of goal, they could have scored a hatful against Rubin Kazan.

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