Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says resuming contact training has made 'massive difference'

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said resuming contact training has made a “massive difference” for the Premier League leaders as they step up preparations for the restart of the season on June 17 following the COVID-19 disruption.

Reuters June 01, 2020 10:09:24 IST
Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says resuming contact training has made 'massive difference'

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said resuming contact training has made a “massive difference” for the Premier League leaders as they step up preparations for the restart of the season on June 17 following the COVID-19 disruption.

Premier League Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says resuming contact training has made massive difference

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are on course for a first Premier League title in 30 years. AP

The league was suspended on 13 March due to the pandemic, with teams returning to training in small groups before voting last week to return to contact training.

“It’s absolutely brilliant, a massive difference. We could work on all the things we wanted to work on,” German Klopp told the club website.

“The first week was already really good with small groups, I enjoyed that. It was important to get on track again, to get used to the pitch, ball and boots... now we work on tactical things, that works really well.

“... Hopefully, we can make progress in the next two or three weeks, there are a lot of things that need to be organised... we need to get hopefully a couple of (bits of) information but we take it like it is and use each second we are together.”

Liverpool have a 25-point lead over Manchester City and need two wins to secure their first top-flight title in 30 years. They are scheduled to face Everton in their first game back. 

“We don’t have to be match-fit now,” he told Liverpoolfc.com. “We'll try increasing the intensity, day by day, but we have to be fit on the 19th or 20th, whichever day they will give us against Everton, I think. That’s the moment when we want to be at 100%."

 

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