Liverpool media round-up: Lambert tips Klopp for success, Clyne on working under boss

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.

Former Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert has told the Liverpool Echo that he believes that the club appointed 'the one' in Jurgen Klopp, saying that he could cause a frenzy if he started putting a good run together - and bring success to Anfield in the process.

Lambert, who made a late substitute appearance for West Bromwich Albion in Sunday's 2-2 draw with the Reds, has tipped the German for success, even if he gets frustrated a few more times along the way.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “If he starts winning and starts getting a run together he will create a frenzy there because I think he is the type of character the Liverpool fans will love.

“I think he could finally be the man. He is going to get used to the Premier League a little bit more and be a little bit more frustrated than he was on Sunday - it’s going to happen quite a lot."

Included in the same report from the Echo was that Ian Ayre has flown out to Serbia to complete a deal for 19-year-old Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic in a £5 million deal - which will see the teenager loaned back to Red Star until the end of the season.

The report claims that because of Klopp's involvement in the deal, Grujic was persuaded to turn down both Inter Milan and Chelsea.

Elsewhere, right-back Nathaniel Clyne has told the Daily Telegraph that the players are enjoying every game under their manager since he replaced Brendan Rodgers in the role in October. 

Clyne described as a fan in the touchline and didn't rule out the possibility of silverware this season, and suggested he didn't expect the salute to the Kop that followed Sunday's draw with West Brom.

He said: “We didn’t know it was going to happen and it took me by surprise. We were under the cosh, and in the last minute we equalised. It was a good moment for us. The manager said it was the best crowd since he has been at the club and he was giving something back to them.

“We were all happy [when Klopp was appointed] and everyone is playing with a smile on their face. We are enjoying the game now. If you see him on the sideline he is 100 miles per hour, cheering for every goal. If a bad decision is made he’s shouting. He’s a fan on the sideline. We see him, up and down. It motivates everyone really."

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