King Kenny’s philosophy is key

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Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has said Kenny Dalglish’s philosophy is behind a good atmosphere at Anfield.


The former Newcastle United man believes Dalglish’s training methods and style of football make for a better spectacle.


The Spaniard also revealed that the brand of play the Scot promotes at Liverpool means greater enjoyment for both the players and fans.


“I prefer to pass to feet; It is more quick touch,” said Enrique in the club’s official magazine.


“Kenny wants us to enjoy football because if we enjoy it, then so will the crowd. This is very important; that we play in a certain way...on the floor and to have the freedom to make our own decisions.”


The Anfield club are currently sitting sixth in the Barclays Premier League, seven places better off than the same time last season.


Dalglish has also instilled a more possession-orientated game since he returned to Liverpool a year ago and Enrique revealed the training methods used to achieve this.


The 25-year-old thinks that the current training methods being deployed have boosted success on the field.


"We play a lot of small games. But the rules are always different. We try to take this into the real matches,” added Enrique.


“I think the training is very important because if you don't train well it's difficult to play well at the weekend.


“That is the moment you work towards every week because it is the part you enjoy most; the pitch is bigger, you play in front of a crowd and you are judged on the result. Because we train so hard, it can make the game a lot easier.”


Dalglish will be hoping his training methods can help his Liverpool side in their next match – the Carling Cup semi-final with Manchester City.


It is the first leg and will be played tomorrow night at the Etihad Stadium.

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