Bayern Munich’s world-class forward/winger/scavenger Thomas Muller reckons Liverpool have got themselves one of the best fitness coaches in the business.
A few months ago we announced the appointment of Andreas Kornmayer to Jurgen Klopp’s backroom staff. The famous fitness coach has been with Bayern Munich during their domination of the Bundesliga in recent years, but will be leading pre-season training with Klopp, Zeljko Buvac and the rest come tomorrow – when the players are back at Melwood.
Muller has credited Kornmayer with his physical improvement over the years, claiming, “He transformed me from a slow snail into a speedy snail!” (via ESPN).
The brilliant attacker is virtually never injured, works relentlessly and harries opponents until the final minute, so if he’s singing Kornmayer’s praises, we’re on to a good thing.
Along with Kornmayer, we’ve appointed Bayern’s nutritionist Mona Nemmer for the new campaign. She’s equally highly regarded in her field, and we look forward to seeing the physical results our two new coaches can conjure.
Klopp’s tactics and system requires unbelievable levels of fitness, speed and strength – so it’s no surprise he’s doing everything he can to maximise his players’ base health. Let’s hope Muller’s right and Kornmayer has as much of an impact at Liverpool.