“In recent weeks we stopped believing in ourselves. Jürgen Klopp has given us this belief in our own strength back,“ Can told Bild newspaper.
At just 21, Can has already become an integral player in the Liverpool team and has recently been called up into the German national team as reward.
The ex-Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen player described how Klopp has shown the side how he differs to other trainers since his official appointment on October 9th.
“He is much more emotional, he'll put an arm around your shoulder,“ he said.
“I was really surprised myself how good Mr Klopp's English is,“ said Can. “His relaxed but motivating style comes across in team meetings. He's managed to throw in a few jokes to relax the situation. He does that really, really well.“
Speaking of Klopp's effect on his own game, Can expressed delight that the ex-Borussia Dortmund coach had returned him to his favoured position in midfield during the club's recent match against Tottenham Hotspur.
“Jürgen Klopp knows that I feel good in midfield, and I'm grateful he's trusted me to play in this position.“
“He expects from me that I'll contribute a lot offensively. As of yet I haven't scored a lot of goals for Liverpool.“
The younger German also allowed himself to dream of titles, despite Liverpool languishing in the middle of the Premier League.
“We must believe that we can achieve everything. We have a lot of quality in our ranks. Now it has to be our goal under Klopp – just like Dortmund – to grab the title.“
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