Monday 24 April 2017

Liverpool players 'depressed' by Jurgen Klopp's training methods - report

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Liverpool players have been left ‘depressed’ by the night-time training regime insisted upon by manager Jurgen Klopp, according to a report in the Daily Record.

Klopp’s much-discussed intense training methods and his demand for players to play a high-energy pressing game has been highlighted as one of the reason why Liverpool have picked up a host of injuries to key players during his time at the helm.

Player fatigue is another factor that has seemingly undermined Liverpool’s push to sustain a challenge in numerous competitions, yet the report quoting a ‘club source’

The report highlights that ‘the 15 matches for which Liverpool have had less than a week to prepare have resulted in four losses and four draws’, yet the suggestion that early evening training sessions are causing most concern among the Liverpool squad.

“The lads are depressed with it,” the source is quoted in the report.

“Players with young kids wake up early with them, hang around all day, then get home late without seeing their kids again. Players without kids stay in bed until lunchtime, train, then stay up late at night.”

As it is common practice for managers to schedule training sessions in time slots that coincide with games being played, Klopp is hardly laying down revolutionary plans if this report is to be believed and yet the notion that he has a mole in his camp leaking negative news to the media will not be welcomed by the Liverpool manager.

It would be interesting to hear the views of the Liverpool manager if he was quizzed on this inflammatory report in his next press briefing.

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