FilGoal | News | Klopp: A 9-week holiday? Finally, the players got a real rest, however


Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool coach, believes that the compulsory vacation experienced by soccer players in the world recently due to the spread of Corona virus is similar to the summer comfort that the player gets at the end of each season, with some differences.

The English Premier League clubs voted in favor of the return protocol, which allows training in small groups while maintaining social distance, and on Wednesday actually saw the Reds return to training.

“It is like the pre-season preparation period for us. But we don’t know how long it will take, and how friendly matches can be played,” Klopp said when asked how much this period is similar to the pre-season preparation period.

He added, “Maybe we can organize a division between us when we are allowed to do this, it will not be the same as in other previous seasons. But no, it is the pre-season preparation period.”

“Our players usually get two or three weeks off a year, and now they have nine weeks off. It was not a complete break, but it was a nine-week vacation. This is good from the point of view that they finally got a real break,” the German added.

“On the other hand, of course, you cannot relax when you are worried about the situation in the world, not the same way you do on a real vacation. But that is the situation,” he said.

“We have already done the tests, so we know how ready the players are or how fit the player is at the individual level, and then we start working on that. This is as if it was in the pre-season preparation period.”

“We must make sure that we are as ready as possible for the next match, whatever the date, depending on how long we will get,” former Borussia Dortmund coach said.

The English Football Association is racing to complete the current season of the league, which was halted last March due to the spread of Corona virus.

England clubs are conducting medical examinations for their members in preparation for the resumption of training in preparation for the return of the league.

Liverpool lead the championship 25 points behind City and have 9 games left.

Liverpool need 6 points to officially crown the title they have missed since the 1989-1990 season.

Decisions varied among European countries after the suspension of football due to Coruna, in France the league was canceled and Paris Saint-Germain was crowned champion.

In the Netherlands the tournament was canceled and the title was not awarded to any team, while the league resumed in Germany and the clubs returned to training in Italy and Spain.

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