Midfielder admits he’s having to adjust to life under Jurgen Klopp

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The defensive midfielder threw in his best performance yet on Wednesday night as Klopp’s side defeated Leicester City 3-1 in the League Cup and our new No. 3 is eager to continue showing what he’s made of in a red shirt.

Endo was club captain at Stuttgart and was a huge favourite amongst the fans but he simply couldn’t turn down the opportunity to fulfil his ‘dream’ and join Liverpool.

“I enjoyed it so much,” the 30-year-old told The Athletic. “I thought I was better than in the other games. I am happy that I was able to show who I am.

He has admitted that the pace of the game in England is a lot ‘faster’ compared to the Bundesliga and that he’s being asked to do a lot more than what he was tasked with at Stuttgart.

“The system is different, the game is faster and my position here is a little bit higher than it was,” Endo added.

The Reds will seek to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign when they face Spurs in the capital tomorrow with the £16m man expected to start on the bench.

Wataru Endo has admitted he’s having to ‘adapt’ to life under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool because his role is a lot different to the one he had become accustomed to at Stuttgart.

“If I keep playing like I did in the second half, then I hope I’ll play more in the Premier League. I feel ready. I have to perform like that in every game.”

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The Japan International joined the Reds from the Bundesliga outfit earlier this summer and is still adjusting to life on Merseyside.

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“The manager doesn’t want me to just stay in front of the defenders. I have to go higher and try to get the ball all the time.

“Here we have to win every game, but I don’t feel pressure as a result of that. I am humble, but I have the mentality that I’m here because they believe in me. It’s exciting to be a part of it. This is my dream and I’m enjoying it. We have done great so far.”

“Defensively, I’m trying to adapt. Like I played in the second half tonight, I wanted to play like that at Newcastle and in the Europa game, but I understand I needed some time. It felt so good to play the full 90 minutes and I felt like I was able to make a difference.