Jurgen Klopp thinks Liverpool’s pre-season tours will prove crucial as they attempt to build team spirit ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
The Reds managed to cling onto fourth position in the Premier League table on the last day of the season which has given them the opportunity to compete in the Champions League in 2017-18.
During the international breaks last season, Klopp took his players to La Manga and Tenerife in an attempt to keep them concentrated and interested.
The Reds will go on an Asian tour in pre-season, before they play Hertha Berlin in Germany, compete in the Audi Cup and end their gruelling schedule in Dublin against Athletic Bilbao.
“That’s why you go to training camps, usually, because they are then all together 24 hours [a day]; having breakfast, lunch and dinner together, spare time together and all that stuff,” Klopp told the club’s official website.
“It’s very important. You can ask each new player who came in last year how he felt on his first day and the day after the camp or day after pre-season, that’s a very decisive period.
“The closer you can get in this period, the better it is.”