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Jürgen Klopp is Looking For Tactical Progress in Germany

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Klopp hopes Liverpool leave Germany with honors as well as a more tactically advanced squad.

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The Red’s preseason shenanigans either continue apace or drone on infinitum depending on your capacity to handle theses tremendous forces that prey on your fragile hopes and fears. If you’ve got too much of the giddies and it’s slowly pushing you to the edge of insanity. Or if the offseason is somehow fun for you but you’re also heavily medicated. In any event, the Liverpool squad landed in Germany today for a week long camp in the Bavarian Alps. Jürgen Klopp’s excited about. And the players will still be doing two-a-days, it’s just that now they have to do them in a different rainy place.

The team play Hertha Berlin on Saturday and then head to Munich to “compete” in the Audi Cup with Bayern Munich, Napoli and Atletico Madrid.

“We didn’t want to be actually in Munich because we wanted a proper camp,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo.

“When we heard we would be part of the Audi Cup we decided to stay in this place. It’s a fantastic area. Maybe the most beautiful area in the whole of Germany.”

All the boys are back together again. Mohamed Salah will have his first chance to play along side Emre Can and Sadio Mané, who have returned to training. Throw in the newly-signed Andy Robertson and everybody’s favorite inspirational video man on the scene, Danny Ings, and we’ve got ourselves a football team.

Over the next couple of days expect to see lots of pictures of any one of these guys running. But the team will also be focused on executing Klopp’s vision for the season.

“We will try everything to become a confident, strong, powerful and tactically smart side,” said the manager. “That’s the plan.”

Most of the squad will be familiar with Klopp’s mysterious ways from living under his stubbly beard for a season or more. And his preseasons are legendary for being very fitness oriented and therefore very panting heavily and very what I want to say is dumb but I’ll just say tough.

“It’s not easier this year but it’s different,” said Klopp. “A lot of things we did last summer we have to do again. When you have some new players and a few players coming back who haven’t been involved for a few months then you need to keep doing things again and again.

“It’s just a little bit more normal now because we’ve already had a full season working together. I know more about the boys and they know more about me.”

And as far as the manager is concerned, the boys are making excellent progress through their training.

“Actually, I am happy with the circumstances so far. We really did exactly what we wanted to do in Hong Kong.

“And we did it in much more difficult circumstances than what I thought it would be. It was really good and now we’ll enjoy the camp in Germany.”