Liverpool Already Preparing For 2020-21 Season — Klopp

By Daily Sports on June 1, 2020

Views: 826

Jurgen Klopp says he is already preparing his players for next season as he expects the 2020-21 campaign to begin almost as soon as 2019-20 has finished.

Liverpool players began full contact training last week for the first time since the Premier League was shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

The Reds are 25 points clear at the top of the table and require just six more points to be certain of a first title in 30 years, with their first game back scheduled to be against Merseyside rivals Everton.

On Thursday the league revealed provisional plans to restart matches from June 17, with the UK government approving the return of professional sport from June 1 over the weekend.

That three month break has decimated the usual football calendar, with the postponement of Euro 2020 until next year giving leagues time over the summer to complete their domestic seasons.

The Premier League hope to complete all 92 remaining matches by the end of the July, with UEFA aiming to resume the Champions League and Europa League in August.

The 2020-21 season is then expected to begin in September in order to keep disruption to next year’s schedule to a minimum, leaving clubs with little or no time between seasons. That is certainly the outcome Klopp is planning for, as he wants his players to maintain their match sharpness throughout the summer. 

“We don’t have to be match-fit now,” he told Liverpool’s website. “We try it with increasing intensity, day by day, but we have to be fit on the 19th or 20th, whichever day they will give us against Everton, I think. That’s the moment when we want to be at 100 per cent.

“It’s roundabout three weeks until then, that’s good. We want to use that and we will. It’s our pre-season; how I said, we don’t expect a long break in between the seasons, so this is a very important period for us. We never had nine weeks without football training in our lives – since we played football, pretty much. That’s all different but interesting as well.

“We enjoy the situation, that’s really all good. It makes all the difference for us, to be honest, to come together and have this hour or two here together. You get this contact, feedback as well on the pitch directly, not via a computer or a screen. It’s a massive, massive lift.”

Though the return to training and resumption of matches is a first step towards normality post-lockdown, the way teams prepare and play matches will be wildly different. Strict hygiene and social distancing measures are in place at training grounds, while players are tested for Covid-19 twice a week.

“It’s [been] a massive organisational challenge, to be honest,” said Klopp. “What (first-team operations manager) Ray Haughan did in that department is unbelievable – where we can park, where we can walk and all that stuff.

“When you make the step from 10 players of two groups of five, to nearly 30, that’s massive. We still have to stick to the same things. So, we are fully concentrated when we come in here, let me say it like this; that we do the right things, that we get the temperature tested and all these things. It’s not like it usually is. (Goal)

•PHOTO: Jurgen Klopp

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 1, 2020


 

You may also like...
Real Madrid confirm Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus...

Rudiger Linked With Chelsea Exit After Barnsley Axe...

Ronaldo Suffers Blow In Golden Shoe Hunt As...

William Troost-Ekong Set To Return for Udinese against...

Osimhen Stakes Claim to One of the Best...

Henderson: Salah’s Liverpool Numbers Are Impressive

 

Latest News Super Falcons, Banyana Battle For Maiden Aisha Cup Trophy Osimhen Strikes Again As Napoli Demolish Udinese Why Akwa Crashed Out Of Champions League — Boboye Mendy Reveals Secret Behind Success At Chelsea Araujo Rescues Point For Woeful Barca Against Granada Liverpool’s Thiago Out With Calf Injury Juventus, Atletico Madrid Keeping Close Tabs On Saka Tuchel Says Pulisic Doubtful For Chelsea, Villa Clash D’Tigress Beat Angola To Qualify For Women’s AfroBasket Quarter-Finals CAF Confederation Cup: Gov. Diri Motivates Victorious Bayelsa United With N14m Bonus, Redeems Bus Pledge To State Football Teams Pele ‘Punching The Air’ And Getting ‘Better Every Day’ James In Talks To Quit Everton For Qatar

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (48,985 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (40,290 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (38,774 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (38,714 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (38,411 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (38,131 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (37,915 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (37,201 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (36,737 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (35,723 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (33,977 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (33,434 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (380) Basketball (246) Boxing (666) Columnists (641) Euro Soccer Update (12162) Fans Assembly (6) From the Grassroots (64) Golf (101) Interviews (16) Live Commentary (6) News (7372) NPL Glo Premier League (1293) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (9) Tennis (815)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media