Emre Can believes that Liverpool will not have trouble adapting to recently appointed manager Jurgen Klopp’s style.
The German manager is renowned for playing a pressing style that is physically demanding and while Can acknowledges that it will be a learning curve he feels the current side is fit enough to cope.
“When you play football, you have to do a lot of running. You have to put in more sprints and the stats show we ran further and did more sprints,” Can was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.
“We have to learn how to deal with that and divide it up during games.
“We’ll do that from now on and we haven’t got a problem with that because all the players have the necessary fitness levels.”
The Reds drew their first game with Klopp in charge 0-0 against Tottenham and Can started in his preferred midfield role.
The 21-year-old is likely to keep his place in the team following the appointment of Klopp.
Can established himself as a first team regular under former manager Brendan Rodgers but played predominantly as a defender as part of a back-three and as a right-back.
The young midfielder is expected to feature against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday in what will be Klopp’s first European game in charge of the Reds.