Nathaniel Clyne says Jurgen Klopp has been focusing on his confidence

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The German has been a big hit since replacing Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool.

Nathaniel Clyne has told the Guardian that Jurgen Klopp has been working on building his confidence, above everything else.

The German boss has been a big hit since taking over from Brendan Rodgers earlier in the season, with the Reds now eyeing a top-four place at the end of the campaign.

Much has been made of how he would develop Liverpool’s current crop, with the focus firmly on the implementation of his preferred Geggenpressing style.

Clyne, though, says the focus for him has been firmly on building up his confidence so that he can excel for the team.

“When you come to a new club you may hold back and don’t take so many risks, but now I’ve played a few games I can take more risks,” he told the Guardian.

“I can go out there and express myself and because he has confidence if you lose the ball you don’t worry. You just go out and do it again.”

“He’s tried to make me more confident in my ability as a player to go and express myself. He’s been just working on my confidence really.”

With Euro 2016 coming up next summer, Clyne will be hoping that a successful season under Jurgen Klopp can help him to secure the England right-back berth.

He faces fierce competition, though, with Tottenham’s Kyle Walker also staking a claim for the spot in Roy Hodgson’s squad.

At the minute, the Spurs man seems to be ahead, having featured in their recent win over France, and impressing.

With both clubs currently fighting it out for a top-four finish, whichever side wins that battle could have a big impact on who secures the right-back position in France.

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