Ibe discusses which Liverpool teammate has received the worst of Klopp's slaps

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Jordon Ibe has discussed his manager’s hardy approach.

Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe has talked up boss Jurgen Klopp’s tough approach, telling reporters for the Independent that teammate Nathaniel Clyne has received the worst slap yet.

The popular coach has made quite an impression as Liverpool boss with big away victories against Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton being real highlights thus far.

Yet Klopp has also been a hit off the pitch too, with the charismatic German building a rapport with the media during his press conferences and stunning his players with his energy and passion.

Speaking to reporters on one peculiar antic, Ibe admits he’s been on the receiving end of three or four slaps from his boss but says teammate Nathaniel Clyne has taken the worst one to date.

“He does it for encouragement, to get you going. He's slapped me three or four times now! I'm not the only one, though,” the talented Winger admitted.

“Clyney [Nathaniel Clyne] too: I think he got it the worst after one game. There was a six-second Vine of it; you should have seen Clyney's face!"

While a number of Klopp’s antics appear quite bizarre, no more so than the recent celebration following a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion, the underlying message does seem to be getting across.

As per a recent report by Opta, Liverpool on run on average an extra 6.9km and post 84 more sprints per match than under the previous regime – quite a significant difference.

The Reds have made energy and pressing a key element of their game under Klopp, and the signs show that when they click into gear they can cause their opponents all sorts of problems.

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