Jurgen Klopp
Will Jurgen Klopp have his smile intact after his first game as Liverpool boss?Reuters

"Alas! we are six points adrift from the top" attitude of Liverpool fans have changed to "we are only two wins away from first place", following the appointment of Jurgen Klopp as manager of the Liverpool football club.

The mood in one half of Merseyside has changed considerably, with Klopp striking all the right chords with the media, pulling the perfect strings and singing a perfect tune for Liverpool's next game against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

There is a sense of positivity surrounding Liverpool as there are high hopes from one of the best and most charismatic managers in the world.

Though Klopp brings in a completely different mentality to the dressing room, one has to remember that he is inheriting a team from Brendan Rodgers, who spent huge money to get in players of his choice. What can he bring to the table for the same set of players?

The situation is not an ideal one for Klopp, who is expected to change the fortunes of Liverpool as he did for Borussia Dortmund. Klopp played his cards intelligently when he referred to himself as the "normal one", straightaway downplaying the idea of bringing instant success.

There is some familiarity between his former and present club when he took over, but there is a huge difference in the competitive nature and the style of play.

Klopp has always found success in his geggenpressing -- which means counter-pressing -- style of football in Germany and the manager has been stressing about the need for the Liverpool players to adopt to his style, which will become "law" in the coming days.

Despite his success at Dortmund, Klopp needs time to come to terms with his players at the club and analyse what is best suited for the personnel. Remember, Rome was not built in a day, and neither will Klopp-era Liverpool.

However, when that opening whistle goes off at White Hart Lane, the Liverpool players will be expected to play a high-pressing game with the wing backs playing an important role in the process. The Liverpool players will have to get accustomed to Klopp's geggenpressing as early as possible.

Liverpool have to win balls higher up the pitch and launch a series of attacks. Klopp will ask his players to stay close to one another and hunt like packs to get the ball and run through the opponents' defence.

Such a style of play demands players to be in perfect shape to last for 90 minutes, which might be a huge ask considering the already pacy style of the English Premier League. Not only do these players need a huge stack of stamina, Klopp always pushes his players to give another 10 percent when their opponents are tired, thus opening the gates for another goal.

Klopp's formation generally is 4-2-3-1, so the full backs – Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno – are going to be important players. If these players do not fit into the team's regime, expect the German to go out in the transfer market in January and sign some effective players in these positions.

However, Klopp tenure as a manager has started miserably in terms of injuries, for the German will miss the services of players such as Christain Benteke, Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez and Danny Ings , the latter two ruled out for the rest of the season. Half-fit players are not going to survive Klopp's heavy metal football.

Irrespective of the players, who are picked for the game against Tottenham, Liverpool are expected to go full tilt to help Klopp make a fine start to his career with the Reds.

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