It's a masterclass: Liverpool coach hails Jurgen Klopp approach

Jürgen Klopp thinking

Jurgen Klopp delivers a “masterclass” in Liverpool training on a daily basis, according to coach Pepijn Lijnders.

The Dutchman was originally appointed by Brendan Rodgers and was given the newly-created role of first-team development coach at Anfield in the summer as the Reds re-shaped their backroom staff.

Mike Marsh and Colin Pascoe were axed by club owners Fenway Sports Group as Lijnders, Sean O’Driscoll and Gary McAllister were all brought into the fold with the first team under Rodgers.

However, Rodgers’ sacking in October saw O’Driscoll and McAllister also head for the Anfield exit door, but Lijnders stayed on as former Borussia Dortmund coach Klopp was appointed in the Northern Irishman’s place.

Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace was Klopp’s first since arriving at Anfield last month, and Lijnders has been impressed with the charismatic German’s approach.

Lijnders told the club’s official website: “It's like a masterclass every day, it's very simple.

"You go to a congress and you see that one speaker and you like him and you think 'wow'.

"If you can work with that speaker every day that would be [fantastic] and that's the situation I'm in at the moment."

Sunday’s defeat to the Eagles brought an end to a 12-game unbeaten run and Klopp’s men face a daunting trip to league leaders Manchester City after the international break on November 21.

Daniel Sturridge could be fit for the trip to the Etihad, but Klopp is still unable to call on captain Jordan Henderson, while Mamadou Sakho is absent with a knee ligament injury sustained against Palace.

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