Jurgen Klopp claims the wind is effecting his philosophy at Liverpool

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted the weather in England is proving to be a problem as he tries to implement his philosophy on Merseyside.

The German manager wants to introduce a free-flowing style of play but is having to adapt his methods due to the heavy wind on these shores.

The intense conditions are very different to his homeland and Klopp believes it has an effect on the league as a whole, not just his Liverpool side.


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It has been an indifferent start for the Reds boss. Fantastic away performances against Chelsea and Manchester City have been overshadowed by failure to beat the so-called 'smaller teams'.

A victory over Leicester on Boxing Day ended a run of three games without a win and they travel to Sunderland on Wednesday evening for the final Premier League game of 2015.

Speaking to Sport Bild, via Sky Sports, the former Borussia Dortmund manager explained how he is still learning about life in the Premier League.

He said: "The wind can be quite extreme in England. We are not familiar with that in Germany and you have to keep things simple.

"Stoke's first goal against Manchester United was a perfect example of extreme winds. Players who are not from the UK have to get used to the winds. I have to adapt my style as a result as well.

"Often, you are forced to keep things simple. And there are a lot more duels for the second ball here, and more duels in general. That makes the game even more intense."


Liverpool could move up to seventh in the table with a win at the Stadium of Light. They currently find themselves eight points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who occupy fourth place.

Klopp's reign has produced indifferent results, but the German will get the chance to put his own stamp on the squad once the transfer window opens in the coming days.

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Steven Gerrard
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