Coutinho shares training secrets behind Liverpool’s style of play


It’s taken just over a year for Jurgen Klopp to transform Liverpool.

When the German took over from Brendan Rodgers last October, he couldn’t help them to more than an eighth-placed finish, but they now sit third.

The Reds are among the favourites for the Premier League title, and rightly so.

Not only have they lost just twice all season, they’ve also been thoroughly entertaining to watch.

Klopp’s pressing style has transformed the way other teams think about Liverpool, and Philippe Coutinho has admitted they have been working on several drills in training to make them unstoppable.

“We work really hard on our passing game, because our manager likes this type of playing style,” the Brazilian said, via the Liverpool Echo.

“Something we practise a lot is playing three short passes and then switching the play with a longer pass. We often repeat that routine.

“One of the reasons we do this is so that the forwards can try to escape their markers and then open up spaces on the pitch very quickly.”


Of course, Liverpool aren’t quite unstoppable just yet, as they’ve been beaten by Burnley, and most recently, Bournemouth.

It’s not to say Klopp’s tactics are infallible, but his side have certainly come an awful long way this season.

Coutinho wants to be careful not to give too many of their secrets away, but even if their opponents know how Liverpool play, very few have actually been able to do anything about it.

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