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Klopp Style

Former England star Rio Ferdinand reckons Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions would be suited to modelling their approach on Jurgen Klopp’s brand of football.

England have been nurturing a patient possession style of play since Southgate’s appointment with comparison’s to Pep Guardiola’s methods at Manchester City.

“I still think [they] are kind of finding their right system that suits their players,” Ferdinand said.

“Are their players perfect for the Pep style of football, playing from the back through the whole pitch the way Pep’s teams play, the way that England seem to want to play?

“Is this team primed up to do that? Is it perfect for them players? I don’t know. Are they more akin to a team that plays a little bit like Klopp’s team plays?

“I would lean a little bit more that way. High energy, aggressive, on the front foot, play the ball through the team quicker, not as patient but play the ball to the front three quicker.

“You look at the front three that played the other night, Sterling, Sancho and Rashford. I wouldn’t want to play against that, against that pace.”

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool (R) and Andreas Kornmayer, Head of Fitness and Conditioning look on during a Liverpool training session at Melwood Training Ground on September 17
Jurgen for England! (Image: Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

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