Former Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes the amount of leaders in the club's dressing is a big reason why they have had so much success in recent seasons.
Lallana, who left Anfield over the summer to join Brighton and Hove Albion, has credited manager Jurgen Klopp for bringing together a 'special group' and claimed his man management skills are one of his 'big qualities'.
Speaking to BT Sport, Lallana said: "It's a special group. When he [Klopp] took over, it probably took him 2/2 and a half years to get the core of the group how he wanted it. You have to look at the squad now, there's leaders everywhere.
"Obviously Henderson's the captain now but you've got seven or eight captains in that dressing room. That goes a big way to why they've had such success over the last couple of years."
Lallana was not a regular starter under Klopp and paid tribute to his ability to keep fringe players motivated, adding: "That is one of his big qualities.
"Over the last couple of years in my spell at Liverpool, I didn't play so much.
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"Of course at times you're frustrated. But he has the ability to, just like that, have you back not just fighting for the team but for him. That is just man management skills.
"I'm sure he wouldn't have had that straight away. He's an experienced manager now so he would have learnt a lot in his early years."
The 32-year-old also went on to describe what it was like working under Klopp, adding: "It is very intense.
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"When you hear people say that they dedicate their life to the football club, that literally is the case for [for Klopp]. Even just as little as starting times, you start in the afternoon, your whole morning will just be building up to training.
"There is a lot of sacrifice for playing for that football club but it is worth every moment. Especially when you're lucky enough to win silverware like we did the last couple of years."
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