Liverpool FC fixtures is part of worries for Klopp about this international breakSeptember 5, 2018
Only 7 first-team squad players will remain for Jurgen Klopp to work with during the international break after 24 were called up to join their countries’ squads.
The Liverpool coach could see his entire starting XI against Tottenham having played two fixtures for their respective nations in the next two weeks – with some not returning to training until just two days before the game.
This will, of course, make Melwood a lot less congested than usual and will mean the German boss will have to adjust what he does with his players during training sessions there report the Liverpool Echo.
Those training sessions, and consequently the international break, come before 22 days which see Liverpool play Premier League games against title rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Chelsea , along with a League Cup tie against the Stamford Bridge side and Champions League games with Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp chats with first-team development coach Pepijn Lijnders at Melwood (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
“We have the whole of September a lot of games, only against top teams. We need all of the players, that’s good,” Klopp said.
“We have come through the period where it looked like we didn’t need all of them because we played quite a consistent line-up and the level in training was high. That’s all cool. Hopefully they all come back healthy as we have to use them all because of the number of games.”
Available to train James Milner celebrates with team-mates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park on August 20, 2018 (Image: Getty Images Europe)
Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool shows his appreciation to the fans (Image: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool goes up with Christian Benteke of Crystal Palace
Virgil van Dijk
Andy Robertson runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on August 12, 2018 (Image: Getty Images Europe)