Chris Coleman won plenty of plaudits over the summer due to his Welsh side reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016, beating the likes of Belgium on their way to glory.
And the former Fulham boss watched Liverpool beat Swansea at the weekend and his since given a lengthy explanation as to why he’s so impressed with our manager.
Coleman says the pace and speed of our attack is breathtaking, but is confused by what Jurgen Klopp does during training sessions – as he says the intensity of our match-day performances make it practically impossible to get anything done in training!
“They had better movement in front of the ball, getting Coutinho on it more, playing give-and-gos and one-twos,” Coleman told Sky Sports.
“The ball speed was much faster, one and two touch football, and when they get that type of movement it’s hard for any defence to deal with it.
“It looked like it was only a matter of time before they got the breakthrough.
“They’d hunt together, win it, and then they’re off, four, five, six of them. They’re quick and good with the ball, and that’s a recipe for disaster for any defence.
“I’d like to see what he does in training, because if you play like that, at breakneck pace every game, two times a week, you’re doing next to nothing in training!
“The more you play like this the fitter you get. When he first come to the club, I don’t know if you remember how many hamstring injuries they had, because of the work rate going up.
“The fitness levels go up if you play like this, with the ground they’ve covered.”
It definitely makes it easier for Klopp that he hasn’t got European football to worry about this season. A full week on the training field between games is a Godsend in reality, especially due to amount of ground he forces his players to cover at the weekend.
We have a fairly big squad, too, with players like Alberto Moreno, Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge currently struggling to get into the side – so we hope injuries won’t affect the current upsurge in results and performances.