It seems that Jurgen Klopp’s hugs are doing the trick with Liverpool’s stars at Anfield. The German is now known for his hands on approach when it comes to man-management, with his larger than life personality manifesting itself in warm embraces and nicknames for his players.
Results since the German has arrived have improved significantly, with the Merseyside club sitting just six points from the summit of the Premier League thanks to wins at both Chelsea and Manchester City.
Naturally, it’s the players who have been doing the work, and the guys at WhoScored have looked in depth at one individual who struggled under Brendan Rodgers and how he’s doing with Klopp at the helm. That man is Alberto Moreno.
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The Spaniard was famously bombed out of the XI for the opening games of the season by Rodgers, who out his faith in right-sided teenage centre-back Joe Gomez in the left-back slot. Moreno slowly worked his way back into the Northern Irishman’s plans, and since Klopp has arrived he’s been ever-present in league action, thriving under the German’s stewardship.
As the numbers show, the 23-year-old has provided more accurate crosses, tackled more, made more interceptions and won the ball more often in his own third than he did in his 329 minutes with Rodgers this season since Klopp’s arrival, while his overall rating has improved significantly.
As the big man himself would say: “Boss tha”.