Liverpool defender Jose Enrique is excited with the tactical approach introduced by new manager Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers, who replaced Kenny Dalglish in June, won plaudits for his brand of passing football during his time in charge of Swansea.
And Spaniard Enrique has a strong pedigree of technical football after learning his trade at Levante, before spells with Valencia and Villarreal earned him a move to Newcastle in 2007.
Enrique told the club’s official club: “I am really happy, for me it is the best way to play football, like Spain did, that’s why they are the best at the moment.”
“With the manager we play with the ball a lot and we are really happy with him.
“I’m really impressed. I know how he likes to play because we played against Swansea last year and I’ve seen them many times.”
Enrique praised Rodgers’ attitude towards the youngsters in the squad and is impressed with how his methods are taking shape.
“He has only had a week with us but the training has been great,” Enrique said.
“He is talking to both the young and experienced players the same, and I love that because it is really important to have the same treatment for both.
“The training is all with the ball, what more do you want? It’s really hard, but it’s very good. We have good players here to play in this way, and I think this season we can impress.”