Here’s your Liverpool morning digest as Emre Can shares the pain of Jurgen Klopp’s training and what’s happened to Mohamed Salah?
On the eve of the Merseyside Derby, it’s time for your Liverpool FC morning digest on Sunday, February 12.
‘He would scream’ – Emre Can reveals Jurgen Klopp non-negotiable at Liverpool
Emre Can has admitted adapting to Jurgen Klopp’s intense training methods is the key to succeeding at Liverpool.
The German midfielder, who is now at Klopp’s olds club Borussia Dortmund, joined the Reds in the summer of 2014 when Brendan Rodgers was at the helm and enjoyed an impressive debut campaign at Anfield.
Klopp was appointed manager two months into the following season and quickly put his stamp on the first team, revolving around a gegenpressing system that layers began to embrace.
Not every player was suited to this demanding style of play, Christian Benteke serving as one example, and anyone who didn’t fit the mould slowly became surplus to requirements. Can was among those who took to his compatriot’s methods and remained at Liverpool until the summer of 2019, which saw him sign for Juventus on a free transfer having reached the end of his contract.
Reflecting on his time in England during an interview with The The Athletic, the 29-year-old said: “When I think back to my time in England, I always tell everyone how much running we did. We were up and down, all day. At the beginning, the quality wasn’t super high, but in the last two seasons we had a superb team that also understood the importance of hard graft.”
‘What has happened?’ – Mohamed Salah form questioned amid Liverpool ‘problem’
Chris Sutton has questioned the form of Mohamed Salah this season as the ex-Blackburn Rovers striker wonders what happened to the Liverpool forward.
Salah won the Golden Boot in the Premier League last campaign, but has only notched seven times this time around – 18 goals behind current leader Erling Haaland.
The Egyptian is joint-top scorer in the Champions League, but his form outside of Europe is worrying and Liverpool need a spark from their main man.
Sutton wrote in his Daily Mail column: “What has happened to Mohamed Salah? Once a Fantasy Football banker, he has not scored or assisted a goal in the Premier League since Boxing Day. He embodies Liverpool’s confidence crisis.”