Jurgen Klopp has said he is a big believer in training, and he hopes to have time for as many as 50 more sessions this season due to the lack of midweek European football.
“We have 20 games less this season but I’d say the possibility for 50 sessions more. We have to use it,” said the German (via Echo).
“We have to use that time and we will do. We believe in training, I have always said that.”
He went on the discuss what some of those additional sessions might look like:
“It’s intense – a lot of tactics, a lot of possession game, a lot of common defending, all this stuff.
“We enjoy this together, it’s nice for the players. It’s real training to bring the quality of these players together.
“This time is not for a holiday. It is to get each little advantage you can in a season.”
Finally, he underlined the radical differences in game time between last season and the upcoming campaign:
“Last year it was clear. In the week we played let’s say Dortmund or Man United then at the weekend a team who fights for the league.
“It’s so different with a game every three days, although of course teams who are successful have to deal with that. We did our best. It wasn’t perfect but not too bad.
“This time we will play on Saturday or Sunday and then have seven days before the next one.”
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