Jamie Carragher has been speaking about his hopes for the upcoming season.
In an interview with the Daily Post, he highlights where he hopes we’ll strengthen, where he thinks we can finish, and what he believes to be a huge benefit of no European football this campaign.
In terms of the team, he thinks our most pressing needs are at left-back at centre-midfield. Klopp has been linked with numerous left-backs this summer, but so far, none have put pen to paper.
He also appears to believe another shock title push – like we enjoyed in 2013/14 – is unlikely:
“I think the fact that Liverpool haven’t got European football this season will be a massive help to Jurgen Klopp and the players and it gives them a great chance of getting into the top four,” he said.
However, he firmly believes that an increased amount of time on the training ground will a huge benefit:
“With Jurgen Klopp, you can see the way he wants his teams to play, the way they train, training is a big part of that and getting the sort of stamina levels and fitness levels, ready to go and play at a weekend,” he mused.
“That was the problem for them last season, they couldn’t train properly because they had so many games. You are either recovering or building up to a game so you can’t put the training in that you want.”
We played 63 games last season. In the somewhat unlikely event that we reach both domestic cup finals this term, we’ll still only play a maximum of 52.
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