The incredible stat which illustrates Liverpool’s transition under Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp has been at Liverpool for two months.

According to statistical data provided by Opta Stats, Liverpool on average run 6.9km more and rack up as many as 84 more sprints per Premier League fixture under Jurgen Klopp.

The popular German coach replaced Brendan Rodgers in early October and in his opening press conference he spoke a lot about energy and the buzzword ‘gegenpressing’.

His first game in charge, away at Tottenham Hotspur, was a snippet of what was to come as the Reds faced the Premier League’s most energetic side and outworked them on their own patch.

And since then, Liverpool have become renowned for their high-pressing and quick turnovers as Opta Stats illustrates just busier they have become under Klopp.

Under former boss Brendan Rodgers, the Reds were hardly slouches in terms of pressing and movement and their style was arguably tailor-made for former top scorer Luis Suarez.

But since the Uruguayan departed for Barcelona, the energy levels dipped at Anfield and ensuing poor performances cost Rodgers his job with Klopp taking over.

Many had predicted a slow start for the former Borussia Dortmund manager, with the general quality throughout Liverpool’s squad often put into question.

Yet Klopp has had them firing on all cylinders in recent weeks, with big away victories over Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton the pick of the bunch.

While fresh faces are undoubtedly needed in order to aid Liverpool’s push towards a top four spot, the improvement in teamwork and energy which Klopp has prompted sets a good base to work from.

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