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Liverpool easing back into training

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:10 AM

LIVERPOOL MANAGER Jürgen Klopp says being back in group training with some of his players “felt like the first day in school”.

The English Premier League (EPL) leaders were among the English clubs undertaking staggered workouts in small groups after a relaxation of national lockdown regulations during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Those at the practice session at Melwood, Liverpool’s training complex, were still required to maintain social distancing. Video footage showed Mohamed Salah giving the thumbs-up before swerving to avoid Klopp as the forward ran on to the field to join teammates.

Klopp compared the current period to a preseason one and is keeping things simple to start off with, despite saying his players are “in good shape”.

The German coach says the players are “getting used to the pitch, boots and ball, turns, passes, half-passes, softer passes, running, little accelerations, and stuff like that”.

Liverpool lead the EPL by 25 points and need to win two more games to clinch their first league title since 1990.