Lucas Leiva: Jurgen Klopp has shown that he has confidence in me.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has given a few details what his new manager Jurgen Klopp is like.

The Brazilian said the former Dortmund boss is quite demanding, but has shown confidence in him.

"I believe the arrival of Klopp gave me new energy, new fuel. He showed that he has confidence in me," Lucas told Globoesporte on Sunday.

"I have learned a lot with him. He's very demanding, but he has clear ideas about football.

"I've done well with him this first month. He's a very direct guy, but is very open also. We feel close, knowing that he's the boss. We have to follow his lead."

Lucas also spoke of his joy at receiving the captain's armband in Liverpool's 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at Anfield.

"Because I'm the oldest [longest-serving] player at the club, the manager ended up valuing me and it was a very special moment for me," he said.

"I've been at the club for many years, and know how important it is to be Liverpool's captain.

"On this occasion, I had the opportunity to move to the front. Sadly, the result wasn't better -- but it was a special moment."

Thinkfootballideas Staff.

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