Daniel Sturridge believes that Liverpool being out of Europe has helped the team with their training. The lighter schedule allows the team to perform double sessions without overtaxing the players.
“It’s very tactical based,” Sturridge said. “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 v 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 may clubs do double sessions during the season but we have the opportunity to do it with no Europe and we can use that time.
“The first session is usually a bridge session for the second one. It’s more relaxed. The second session is more intense.”
This is interesting in that with Liverpool’s very busy schedule last season and their wide spread injury crisis likely kept Klopp from implementing the type of training that he prefers. Now that they have more freedom, it’s clear that whatever Klopp is doing seems to be working.