Jurgen Klopp is getting ready for his first game in charge of Liverpool Football Club as they take on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday in London.
The German manager took over from Brendan Rodgers a week ago, and has only had three training sessions so far to prepare his squad and get his message across to the players.
“We’ve had three excellent training sessions,” Klopp told The Guardian. “The boys are willing to listen. But it’s not the time to change too much … Everything would be better if we had worked together for six weeks, but it’s not a perfect world.
“I only think about what we have to do to be stable in a game. To close all the doors. We need to very active. We’re playing a very good Premier League team on Saturday who have been together a long time. We have to run and fight together. I want to see more bravery, more fun in their eyes. I want to see that they like what they do. I saw it this week.
“But to get tuned as a team takes time … We need to get confidence back in our skills and qualities. Against Aston Villa when this team conceded everything changed … We have to learn again that it’s not important what faults we make in a game. We have to be compact and close.”
Liverpool sits in 10th place with 8 points going into Saturday’s fixture at White Hart Lane. Spurs are in 8th, one point ahead of the Reds.