Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will conquer the ball, run more, fight more, work more and be better organised in defence under his management.
Klopp impressed during his first press conference as Liverpool manager on Friday afternoon before conducting further interviews later on in which he spoke in more detail about the style of play he hoped to implement.
“I am not the guy who is going to go out and shout ‘we are going to conquer the world’ or something like this,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo.
“But we will conquer the ball, yeah? Each ****ing time!
“We will chase the ball. We will run more, fight more. We will work more together, better together. We will have better organisation in defence than the other teams.
“We have to find our own way to play. Our performances have to be enjoyable for ourselves.
“I don’t want to tackle too rough but if there is a tackle that is legal, that is a good tackle that gets the ball, it’s like a goal, if you want? Yeeaaah! What I want is to be a real special team.
“We cannot talk about football philosophy and ball possession, playing like Barcelona, playing like whoever.
“No, this team needs to create their own style. If you have the ball you have to be creative, but you have to be prepared that if you lose the ball the counter pressing is very important. It is not a proposal, it is law.
“You cannot decide ‘um’, you have to do it and you will. That is what we all have to learn.”