Jurgen Klopp’s pre-season plans – players set to under-go unusual trainings
Liverpool’s players will undergo unusual training designed to carefully manage their fitness after they return to melwood next month. TheLiverpoolEcho reports.
The players will head back to training four days later than last summer, with the first work of Klopp’s possibilities pencilled in to return to Melwood on Saturday July 6.
Liverpool will play 10 games before the start of the Premier League season. One against Tranmere on July 11, with the Champions League winners visiting Prenton Park for a late kick-off.
The reds will rise anticipation in the Community Shield and Super Cup which is part of the pre-season schedule. Liverpool will be very busy during their preseason.
With Liverpool playing in so much competition next season, klopp remains keen to build up that base fitness that has turn something of a signature at Anfield.
Last season marked a careful change in style with the all-action, high-octane style switching to a more reserved, controlling approach to games. This was a strategy to ensure less burnout of the players.
It’s was magical with Liverpool winning their last nine Epl games to finish a club-record of 97 points, before winning the Champions League in Madrid weeks later.
With the FIFA Club World Cup scheduled in Dubai, klopp will be aiming to add the first trophy of its kind in the Anfield cabinet in December.
As such, Klopp is keen to give some of his European champions some extra time off after a campaign that effectively covered 11 months, meaning some players will be afforded more than the usual three weeks of holiday period.
The ECHO reports that Liverpool players will undergo unusual trainings designed to carefully manage their fitness after a hectic season following last summer’s World Cup.
Few first-team players in the squad had just3 weeks off from the World Cup in Russia and wining the Reds’ sixth European Cup at the beginning of this month.
The explained strategy will differ depending on when each players exit their international competitions, with the club wary of overworking their keymen ahead of a the season in which Liverpool will fight for seven trophies.
It all revolves around the number of time off few players have had over the last year following a hectic term that saw Liverpool play 53 times.
Roberto Firmino and Alisson are involved in Copa America duty for Brazil, and might not return to Melwood on July 6.
Mohammed Salah currently enjoys his holiday but will soon link up with his Egyptian team-mates later this month. He will also be given extra rest after the competition in his homeland.
Also, more Liverpool players were involved in UEFA Nations League action last week.
Gini Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk played for Ronald Koeman's Netherlands as they were beaten in the final 1-0 by Portugal on Sunday night.
Hours earlier, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez featured for England as they beat Switzerland on penalties at Estadio do Dragao.
The unusual specific training programme will see each member of the squad given their own pre-season programme.
However, dates and schedules won’t be placed on the players based on their international participation.
One key aspect of next season however will be the winter break afforded to them. Klopp has always thrived on winter breaks!
Liverpool manager has always openly supportered English winter breaks.
This will give him and his players the opportunity to some warm-weather training. A routine he regularly perform during his near 4yrs on the Merseyside
Source : TheLiverpoolEcho