‘Adapting To Klopp’s Training Regime Was Ridiculous’


Liverpool midfielder James Milner has revealed the culture shock that the Reds’ players had when Jurgen Klopp took charge, with the intensity of the German’s training formidable.

Klopp claimed the Anfield hotseat from Brendan Rodgers in October 2015 and set in motion a sequence of events that resulted in the Merseyside club winning the Champions League in 2019 followed by the Premier League 12 months later.

Milner admits that training proved to be particularly difficult and that it took players some time to get used to the work that the former Borussia Dortmund coach wanted them to put in.

MUST READ:  Coronavirus: Heal One Patient, Get One Thousand Dollars – ‘Witches’ Group Challenges Apostle Suleman

“To see one of the young lads throwing up on the side of the training field in one of his first training sessions, that sets the tone, you know what you’re in for,” he told Sky Sports.

“We had to adapt to that, there were a lot of injuries early on. People were saying, ‘You can’t do that!’ You could, you just had to get used to it. Straight away you saw the tempo and the intensity in that first game at Spurs.

“It was ridiculous really – it wasn’t like we had played at a slow tempo under Brendan. That journey started then with the manager’s methods and how he wanted us to play.

MUST READ:  [Lyrics] Illbliss – Country

“You saw it come in bit by bit. One week the quality would be there and the next week we would be miles off it. That was a process again; the consistency started to come in and, eventually, learning how to win ugly and become a more rounded team.”

Milner also admitted that there is a tremendous emphasis on the mental side of the game in training, with Klopp’s methods requiring focus at all times.

“You’re reacting to the next situation, always being switched on. If you are doing a shooting drill there might be three balls coming in at once. You might be passing one and a millisecond later there’s another one coming at you to shoot,” he explained.

MUST READ:  “I Lectured The IPOB On Facebook Live, IPOB Remains My Servant” – Kemi Olunloyo

“It’s a bit different to anything I’ve done before, it’s based around needing to be switched on at all times in a game. Defensively, as well, it’s not training man-for-man or two blocks of four, it is doing two or three jobs at once.”

The post ‘Adapting To Klopp’s Training Regime Was Ridiculous’ appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria’s Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Source: News update


Next Post

“Stop Trying To Ruin Peoples Lives And Reputations’- BBnaija Star, Nina, Tells Men And Women Who Make False Rape And Sexual Abuse Claims

Sat Jul 4 , 2020
Post Views: 243 15 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ CLICK TO DOWNLOAD JETHITMUSIK MOBILE APP ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ BBNaija star, Nina, has asked people to stop trying to ruin the lives of others by making false claims of rape or sexual assault/sexual abuse. In a post shared on her Instastories, the soon to be mum, said […]
Copyright All right reserved Theme: Default Mag by ThemeInWP