Former Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has praised Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
The Englishman played under the German at Anfield between 2015-20. Towards the backend of Lallana's time at Liverpool, he became a squad player under Klopp.
Despite that being the case, the 34-year-old has implied that his motivation levels did not drop because of one man.
As quoted by Empire of the Kop, Lallana told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast the following: “I know how difficult it is when you’re not playing or not in the squad, it’s tough because you want to play, and you’re paid to play.
“But football is a team sport and everyone is needed and they had to put in a big shift.
“That’s the culture and mentality of the group. You keep training hard and trying to show why you deserve to play – and hopefully you get your chance.
“Klopp is the best motivator I’ve ever spoken to, within a minute of speaking with him, you want to be fighting for your life for him.
“That’s the genius in him.”
Anfield Watch Verdict
Klopp has always been a brilliant man-manager. The German is superb at getting the best out of his players.
So, we weren't surprised to hear Lallana praise Klopp's man-management skills.
On another note, Lallana was a handy player for Liverpool. The midfielder scored 22 goals and registered 22 assists in 178 appearances for the club's first-team.