Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has experienced a dramatic scene change over the past few months. After suffering through a relegation season at Newcastle, he joined Liverpool with high hopes of league success.
His ambitions remain intact one match into the new campaign with Liverpool full of confidence following a 4-3 win at Arsenal last Sunday. In that contest, he provided an assist to Adam Lallana that put the team ahead early in the second half.
But this past week, Wijnaldum focused on Jürgen Klopp when asked about the positive mentality of the team. He said the manager, who is unlike anyone he's ever played under, has given players the belief to succeed during matches.
"He's the right man to achieve things with the club," Wijnaldum said (via the club's website)."How he talks with players gives you belief and confidence and that's what we need."
"He gives us the confidence not to be scared to make mistakes," he continued. "When he talks about the team or the players, he says that we have to use our quality because he knows we can. That gives you a good feeling."
Wijnaldum has been through his fair share of coaches between Feyenoord, PSV and Newcastle, but he claimed that Klopp is a unique person to work with.
"If you see how he coaches, how he looks at the game, it's different to all the other coaches I had," he said. "I've seen a lot, but none like him."