17th February 2017
Jürgen Klopp has explained the reasoning behind Liverpool’s trip to La Manga, with the boss believing that a change of scenery could benefit his squad as they prepare for the final months of the season.
The Reds flew out to Spain for a mid-season training camp on Wednesday evening and will return to Merseyside on Sunday ahead their next Premier League match against Leicester City, which is scheduled to take place on Monday February 27.
Klopp oversaw a double session yesterday, with training also scheduled for today and Sunday – sessions that will sandwich a practice match tomorrow.
And the manager has welcomed the opportunity to work in a different environment for a few days as Liverpool seek to build on last weekend’s impressive 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in their remaining 13 matches of the campaign.
“Different things, actually,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com, when asked to outline his plans for the stay in La Manga.
“First of all, you might think it’s a bit cold for a ‘warm-weather’ training camp, but that’s a good thing because we didn’t want to go somewhere where it’s completely different to England in this moment, we only wanted to change the circumstances a little bit.
“We want to be focused on the work we do on the pitch especially, and of course we’ll use the opportunity to talk about a few things, how you always do in pre-season.
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