Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
says his tactics have undergone changes this season as he aims to move his high
press more towards a midfield press.
The Reds ground out a 1-0 victory over
Huddersfield Town on Saturday, thanks to a winner from Mohamed Salah, and sit
level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Klopp has explained that his players are
now having to adapt to a slightly different approach when out of possession, as
he aims to improve their midfield pressing game.
“Last year, our big strength was high
pressing, and then when the opponents didn't play football, it was like,
'Sorry'," he told UK newspapers.
“It's like a dog. If you don't give him his
favourite toy and throw something else, he thinks, 'No, I don't want that. I
want the other one. I want to play high press'.
“So, that's how you develop, step by step,
doing different things. Now we have to be better in the midfield press.
“Our midfield press wasn't our problem
against Huddersfield, though. Our problem was only that when we had the ball,
we could have done better.”