Jurgen Klopp’s gruelling training methods appear the kind that require a lot of concentration, focus and commitment and the players deserve credit for buying into their manager’s wishes.
We very rarely see images of our players training without a smile on their face, so they must be enjoying it.
Daniel Sturridge has described the focus in training and the advantage of having double sessions.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s very tactical-based. I couldn’t tell you the last time we played five-a-side.”
“Maybe the day after a game, the players who didn’t play will go four against four, but we never really have small-sided games.”
“We might do a shooting session but there’s a lot else going on with the passing that’s involved. You have to be on point. You need to be focused. You don’t want to be the one who messes it up. It’s very tactical, preparing for the opposition.”
“In football, not many clubs do double sessions during the season but we have the opportunity to do it with no Europe and we can use that time.”
If tactical-based training is the reason as to why we are playing the best football in the league, then so may it continue.
The focus towards planning for the opposition recognises the attention Klopp pays to detail and the way in which he may adjust his tactics or work on something different in training in order to give his players something different to achieve in the games each week.
This takes real dedication and discipline, not only from the manager but the players as well.
Judging by our performances of late, the players are taking full advantage of the extra training time.
The team deserves credit for the effort it is putting in during training and also it’s ability to translate this onto the pitch at the weekend.