Ryan Gravenberch has opened up on his adaptation at Liverpool and adjusting to the physicality and intensity of the Premier League.
Gravenberch signed for Liverpool from Bayern Munich on transfer deadline day and has been eased into Jurgen Klopp’s plans during his first month in English football.
The 21-year-old has shown encouraging signs and has provided assists in each of his two starts to date, with the Dutchman discussing how he is learning the demands of his new manager.
“I have to learn a little bit the system from the coach [and] what he wants from me, but when I look to the games that I played I think it goes well and we can grow on that,” he told the club’s official website.
“I think counter-pressing is the thing that he [the manager] wants to put inside of me, inside of my head [to] directly think of it, so I think counter-pressing is the [main] thing.
“I think in England it’s more physical and the intensity is also a lot higher than where I came from.
“Also for me, like against Leicester City, they are a Championship team but of course they came from the Premier League, and you see the intensity that they are playing with. That’s the thing to adapt to, so we are working on it.
“Especially for me, last season I didn’t play so much so that’s the thing that I have to adapt with.”
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