Liverpool find themselves in the rare position of having a weekend off.
The Reds have played 16 games over the last couple of months and can have a well-deserved breather this weekend after being knocked out of the FA Cup in the fourth-round replay with West Ham United.
It is business as usual for manager Jurgen Klopp and his staff, but the German has revealed that those players who have been involved in the majority of those matches will have two days to rest.
But Klopp has been working on the training pitch with the players whose schedules have been less demanding because preparations are already in place for next Sunday’s Capital One Cup final.
The manager told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s pretty complicated because in the last few weeks the players have had some time off. The coaching staff have had no days off because we always had a team to train with and always a squad for the next game.
“Sometimes our ‘FA Cup squad’ trained or were off and then the ‘Premier League squad’ trained or were off. But we were always here. For sure, there will be a little bit of football but not too much.
“It’s more important for the players that have always been involved, who have played nearly all the matches and always trained and were always here. To have two days off is important.
“But we have a lot of players and they have to train, because they were not always available and had a few things to do to be in their best shape, especially a week before the cup final. Only a few players will have two days off, a few other players will have one day off – training and very important sessions.”
The likes of Simon Mignolet, Nathaniel Clyne, Emre Can and Roberto Firmino are those who would probably be candidates for a full weekend off, having played the majority of those 16 games.
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