Adam Lallana admits Jurgen Klopp's appointment was a bit over the top

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Jurgen Klopp took charge of his first home game as Liverpool manager on Thursday night as the Reds drew 1-1 with Russian outfit Rubin Kazan.

It proved to be a difficult night for the Anfield club as they were unable to break down their spirit opposition despite having a man advantage for more than half of the encounter. 

Following the match, midfielder Adam Lallana - who was slammed by fans for his performance in the Europa League fixture - admitted that some of the excitement surrounding his new manager's appointment may have been over the top.


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As per the Liverpool Echo, he said: "It was never going to just change overnight.

“Maybe the reaction to him coming in was a bit over the top but he's a great manager who has had great success.

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“He's asking people to do different things to what they were used to so it will take a bit of time."

The appointment of a new manager has rarely caused so much excitement. Klopp's arrival caused even more commotion than Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge in 2013.

The euphoria around Merseyside has been clear for everyone to see but, following two straight draws with only one goal scored, Klopp has already encountered his first problem... Goals.

With the injuries mounting at Anfield, Divock Origi is the only fully fit forward. Christian Benteke's return as a substitute against Rubin can only be positive.

If the German can get more players in and around the former Aston Villa forward - something Brendan Rodgers failed to do - then the striker will put the ball in the net.

Was the excitement surrounding Jurgen Klopp's arrival a little over the top at Liverpool? Let us know what you think with a comment below!

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