Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has explained how his team fresh approach to set-pieces has paid off tremendously this season.
Liverpool notched 20 goals from dead-ball Instances in the Premier League, this more than any club, and also scored a additional three in the Champions League.
With that feet, they have had double the amount they managed in the top-flight last term. Liverpool ended the season with a club record 97 points behind champions Man City.
And Klopp revealed his players have fully embraced the change in emphasis provided by the club’s pool of analysts – after some initial reluctance.
He said : “We decided at the start of the season we needed more consistency and we needed to focus on this and that,” said the Reds boss.
“And it was clear that the players we have and the talent of the boys who take set-pieces and crosses, that we just didn’t score enough from these situations.
“So we focused on that a lot more – not more (in terms of) time but in a different way.
“The analysis department came up with proposals for what we could do and we work on them. We are much more focused on these things and it is just brilliant what the outcome is.
“The boys enjoy it, meanwhile. At the beginning it wasn’t quite like that but now they enjoy (the practice) because when it works out it’s brilliant.”
Liverpool will play Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final on June 1st
Source : TheLiverpoolEcho