Liverpool coach explains secrets to success with Reds on verge of title

Liverpool coach Pepijn Lijnders has spoken about the togetherness and unity of the side, saying how these factors have made for a superb campaign last season and what should be a successful one for the Reds this time around.

Over the last two seasons, the Merseyside club have won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup, while the Premier League title is almost certain, should the season not be annulled.

And recent triumphs are down to the spirit of the team, according to Lijnders, who was speaking to the club's official website.

The 37-year-old said: "For each collective sport, togetherness is the first amendment to become successful.

"Togetherness reflects our way of play; everyone is responsible for everything. I also feel that our off-the-pitch togetherness reflects our day-to-day routines at Melwood.

He continued: "The better you are organised, the better the players feel the attention to detail. They feel the effort of a whole building, it creates professionalism and, more importantly, responsibility.

"This in combination with a core group of players who set the standard and are a real example of an LFC player, that creates the base for success. It’s the cake – and the icing is the passion and ambition of the boys, their talent, their creativity."

Lijinders has come to be a key component in the backroom for the Reds, ever since re-joining Liverpool in 2018.

He went into management for five months and he attempted to gain NEC promotion to the Eredivisie but the side was knocked out in the playoffs and Lijinders was subsequently sacked.

The Dutchman perfectly summed up Liverpool's approach to football during a press conference earlier this season.

He said: "Our identity is intensity".

The quote has been immortalised as the words are now painted on one of the Anfield walls.

When asked about this, he said: "I love it, what an honour!

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