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Klopp welcomes ‘massive’ Liverpool training boost

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:23 AM
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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says having the squad back together is a “massive, massive lift” as his team prepares to wrap up a first league title in 30 years.

English football has been on hold since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic, but ‘Project Restart’ is well under way and the English Premier League is set to resume on June 17.

Liverpool have a 25-point lead over nearest rivals Manchester City.

Liverpool stepped up preparations by resuming contact training in recent days, with Klopp looking to hit the ground running in the postponed Merseyside derby.

“We don’t have to be match-fit now,” he told Liverpoolfc.com. “We try it with increasing intensity, day by day, but we have to be fit on the 19th or 20th, whichever day they will give us against Everton, I think. That’s the moment when we want to be at 100 per cent.”

Klopp said the length of the break was unprecedented.

“We never had nine weeks without football training in our lives — since we played football, pretty much,” Klopp said.