Liverpool full-back Alberto Moreno has revealed that he finds Jurgen Klopp’s training sessions “a bit boring” - but admits they are helping the Reds during competitive matches.
The Spanish left-back, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid over the past few days, claims Klopp’s training sessions are almost entirely based around tactical details and team shape.
However, it’s clearly having the desired effect on the pitch. Liverpool have been transformed under the former Borussia Dortmund head coach, who replaced Brendan Rodgers in October, and sealed their place in the Capital One Cup semi-finals on Wednesday night with an emphatic 6-1 win over Southampton.
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“With Klopp the training sessions are all about tactics, in order to have the team well-positioned on the pitch, and to know how and when to press,” Moreno was quoted as telling Cadena Cope by the Mirror. “He doesn’t do games or things like that. It’s all tactical. It’s what he likes and what we work.
“In England there are many matches, so there is not enough time to work a lot but in each training sessions he is looking for that.
“The truth is that the training sessions are a bit boring for the players, but then they are the ones that give results on the pitch.”
Moreno: Liverpool could win the Premier League
Moreno also feels that, despite the dull training sessions, Liverpool have a chance to upset the odds and win the Premier League title this season.
“Right now I think we can fight to win the Premier League title,” the former Sevilla star continued. “We are in a very good moment and the rivals who are above us are dropping points. It can happen [winning the title].
“I do not say 100% that we are going to win it but we can fight for it.”
Moreno is still a fan of Klopp's style
Moreno, who provided two assists in the demolition of Southampton, also admits that Klopp’s aggressive style of play suits him as an adventurous full-back.
“He arrived here with a clear idea,” Moreno added. “He explained to us saying that if we lose it was going to be his fault but he wanted us to follow his idea - and he’s not going to change.
“It is paying off. I think he did the same at Dortmund and it worked well. His idea is fixed and is going great so the best is to do what he says.
“I like his style, being aggressive because it fits with my style. I love it, pressing, steal the ball and go quick on the counter-attack with 11 guys running. I love it.”
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