Dejan Lovren eager to "forget" his woes under Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is looking to forget his misery under former boss Brendan Rodgers and enjoy Jurgen Klopp's era.

The former Southampton centre-half is convinced Klopp's arrival has revitalised the Reds and he is looking to forget his woes in his debut campaign.

It is quite clear the Reds are playing a different style of football and the German's man management skills are obviously a plus, making Lovren - who had a good game in their 4-1 win over City at the Etihad - believe the Anfield club are heading in the right direction under Klopp.

“It is always easier when a manager has a belief in your team and in yourself. It makes it so much easier to play,” the Croatia international said, as the Daily Mirror reported.

“It gives you the confidence that even if you make a mistake, afterwards he will talk to you and explain to you the wrong things and good things.

“I don’t want to talk about the past. It was not just the manager’s fault (Rodgers)... it was, us the players, too. Personally, I want to forget it and just concentrate on the future.”

He added: “I think it is easier, yes. It is much easier now because we are working much harder than before and we are – I would say – playing like a team now with everyone feeling comfortable.

“There were a couple of changes when I came and so many players have gone now. It is two different teams definitely.”

Lovren confirmed he is also looking to build on his recent impressive display.

“I am playing now and really comfortable now and focused to play my best game," said the 26-year-old. "Every player is important in the team, Sakho of course, but I did not come here to be on the bench. I came here to be a standard bearer of Liverpool.

“There have been ups and downs but the most important thing is the present and now. I am feeling settled and happy in the club...and I have come through tough period.

“I have been tested so many times in my life, even at other clubs, so this is just another school for me to learn. I came here to be a leader and I still feel I can lead a team.

“When I’m quiet then I am nervous so it is better to be the opposite. When I am shouting I am concentrating more.”


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