Liverpool’s stars are showing the excitement of ‘five and six-year-old boys’ as a return to football from the coronavirus hiatus edges closer, says coach Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds were only two wins away from claiming their first title in the Premier League era when competitive action was halted because of the global pandemic in early April.
Now as the Covid-19 situation slows down, the Premier League is aiming to return in June, with teams resuming training later this month.
Klopp can see the eagerness of his players to start playing again but warned there was plenty of preparation that needed to come before the league resumes.
“The boys have a lot of work to do, physical work because we all expect to go again,” Klopp told NBC Sports.
“I don’t know exactly when but we have to prepare for that – that is what the boys do.
“When we come back together again, we have to make the best of the situation we have. We don’t know how long we will get to prepare for the games, so in that moment we will just try.
“When we give the boys a challenge to do in their gardens you can see in them they play really like five and six-year-old boys.
“And that is what we will try to transfer onto the pitch then as well.”
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