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Klopp Pleased With Austria Results

Klopp believes their preseason training has been successful.

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There’s one more pre-season friendly to go, and then it’s back to Melwood for Klopp and his men as they prepare to take on Arsenal in the Community Shield.

Looking back on the week and a half of training and preparation in Austria, Klopp is satisfied with the results.

“We are coming close to the end, but there are still two very, very important sessions to come,” Klopp told the official site.

“This afternoon we have an 11 versus 11 session, tactical stuff, really important, and then tomorrow night the game against Salzburg.

“So far, I couldn’t be happier, to be honest, because 10 or 11 days ago we had no idea if we could go to a camp, we had no real solution. But thanks to our guys, with Ray [Haughan] and Phil Holliday – and thanks to OnSide, I have to say, who organised it here – it is unbelievable. It is one of the best camps we ever had – and nobody would have thought that a few days ago. It is absolutely great.”

Salzburg will be their last test on Tuesday. Salzburg are a club that Liverpool will be very familiar with, after multiple meetings in the Champions League.

About them, Klopp praised their past performances as he looks forward to Tuesday’s match.

“They’ve always had solutions in the last years, always had solutions, and the style never really changed,” Klopp said of their stype. “It was always very lively, very aggressive, so it will be a challenge for us. For our build-up especially they will press us all over the place and that’s good. It’s what we wanted and when you play Salzburg you know you get a high energy and high intensity opponent. We have to be ready.

“We will give some players a few more minutes so we can get closer to the 90, but I’ve said before, we cannot do less now because we play the game on Saturday; we have to prepare for a full season.

The match kicks off at 3pm BST / 10am EST on Tuesday.

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