Sticking with the same coach for a long period of time is the secret to Liverpool’s recent success, according to Willian – who admits Chelsea have their own way of operating.
Since Klopp was appointed Liverpool manager in October 2015, Chelsea have been led by Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard.
The Blues have won league and cup titles in that time, but they have been powerless to prevent Liverpool’s rise to the top in recent seasons – though they did recently knock them out of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge.
“I think the secret [to Liverpool’s success] is continuity,” Willian told ESPN Brazil.
“The coach has been with the club for almost five years. When you have continuity, you can win titles.
“They had a sequence of important victories, which shows the maturity of the team. You have to have time to get things done, and Liverpool have had a coach and a philosophy for a long time.
“The team is the same, it is only one or two players that change, the base is the same. At Manchester City too, Guardiola has been there for a long time, the philosophy is always the same.”
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