Jürgen Klopp can talk up how good he thinks his players have looked in training, away from the eyes of the fans, all he wants. And maybe they have. But that can’t change what the fans have seen of pre-season has been, well, a little bit rough.
Things look a whole lot better today, though. Because today, they’re back. Today, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker have all returned from their summer breaks. As have Naby Keïta and Xherdan Shaqiri from injury layoffs.
And so, just like that, everything is better. Because pre-season struggles or not, just look at Alisson here, doing pre-season training things and stuff, and tell me that you don’t feel a whole lot better about the upcoming season.
See. Better. And if that somehow didn’t work, here’s Keïta and Firmino and Salah and Shaqiri all laughing and running or maybe speed walking it’s hard to tell in a picture but either way just look at them and tell me you’re not 173% more confident.
They also rode bikes while smiling. Though somebody should maybe tell Salah to put two hands on the bars and pay attention to where he’s going. And all of them might want to buckle up their helmets while we’re at it.
It’s been a rough pre-season. But it’s better now. We’re going to win the league.