Adam Lallana has been a man transformed since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp. The England international had struggled to adapt to life at Liverpool since making the switch from Southampton in 2014.
However, Klopp's tactics appear to finally be getting the best out of Lallana in a red shirt and his performance in the 4-1 win over Manchester City typified that.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Telegraph, he recalled Klopp's team meeting before his first game in charge against Tottenham Hotspur, and it offers a great insight into what makes the manager so special.
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The 27-year-old said: "I remember the team meeting before we set off for the ground on that day.
“We listened to the manager and I was so pumped by what he’d said – the vibe, the emotion and the feeling – I walked out wanting the game to start there and then, in that second.
"Jordan Henderson was injured, but he travelled with us and said he would have loved to be playing in that game as much as any other."
Klopp's passion and emotion are clear for all to see and it has evidently rubbed off on his players.
The squad have really taken to his style of play and look a completely different side compared to the final months of Brendan Rodgers' reign at Anfield.
“We listened to the manager and I was so pumped by what he’d said – the vibe, the emotion and the feeling – I walked out wanting the game to start there and then, in that second."
The German has overseen ten games as Reds manager and has only tasted defeat on one occasion. He has already chalked up memorable away wins over Chelsea and Manchester City.
With Liverpool only six points off the summit of the Premier League, Klopp's vibe and passion has the potential to create something special on Merseyside.
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