Wijnaldum could play for Liverpool "with his eyes closed" due to Klopp system

Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum says the new Premier League champions are so well drilled he can play with his eyes closed.

Dutch international Wijdaldum has revealed how Jurgen Klopp's tactical system is based on a synchronised team effort – both with and without the ball.

It is so well rehearsed that he doesn't even have to look to check whether a team-mate is in the right position.

Wijnaldum said: “Everything in our team is about movement. It is the only way we can keep a high pressure game going.

“Klopp tells us that nobody is responsible for one direct opponent. Everyone in the team is responsible for everyone.

“What he means with that is that he is demanding that all positions are covered all time and it does not matter by whom.

“When the ball is on the other side of the pitch, I don’t even look at my direct opponent anymore because I know we are putting so much pressure on them that we are going to retrieve the ball in a couple of seconds anyway.

“You have to be super fit to play like this. It is the most fantastic way to play football and it is really fantastic to work under a manager like this.”

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Wijnaldum added: “In my career I have never had to train as hard as under Klopp.

“Long hours of training, training really hard. I hate pre-season anyway, it is just running, running and running. Boring. I am not ashamed to moan about it. It really is tough under Klopp.

“But once you have done it all you enter, what I call the happy stage.

“When you are winning 4-1 away at Arsenal and you don’t feel a bit of tiredness! That gives us an incredible feeling of power.”

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