Jurgen Klopp rounds off by emphasizing the need to have all the squad together
• James Pearce sits down with Jurgen Klopp to talk about a number of issues
• They discuss transfer decisions, 'the next step' and surprise root of squad's togetherness
Liverpool ECHO's James Pearce sits down with the Reds' Boss to talk on a number of issues in a huge interview, which we will be presenting split into several parts, and this is the last one.
Pearce notes that Klopp's passion and energy for the challenges ahead shines through as the Reds boss seems to be confident of LFC's season ahead.
While rival bosses are stamping their feet and demanding further reinforcements ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline, Klopp is clearly satisfied with his lot.
Here's what Jurgen had to say about having a full squad to pick and choose from:
“All mangers have had the same problem – some teams more, some teams less,” Klopp added.
“But pretty much all teams in Europe have faced the same situation. The problem is not when they're coming back.... in an ideal world you would give them a six-week pre-season like the other boys.
“That's the problem. They come back, yes they're looking sharp now, nice work, but should they look sharp in that moment or in three or four weeks?
“You have seen all of the games. They have all had highs and lows which is normal in pre-season.
“These players we have to treat differently as we come closer to the first game. It's always this kind of mix.
“It's not ideal, but it's the situation and we have to use it. If you asked the managers in the world if we wanted to change it we would all immediately say: 'Yes, 100%.'
“We want to have all the players together for a six-week pre-season – a two-week camp like in Evian, only training, on the bicycles there and back, three sessions, two sessions, one session, half a day off – that would be perfect.
“Football would then be on another level. It would be quicker and stronger tactically, but instead we are only all together for the final week and then we play.
“We make the best of it. There are much bigger problems in the world than we have got. So far I'm fine with what we've done and how it's worked out.”
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