Jurgen Klopp reveals Champions League final preparations

Date published: Tuesday 14th May 2019 11:18 - Matthew Briggs

Jurgen Klopp will prepare his Liverpool side for the Champions League final with two weeks of “pre-season” training.

Liverpool’s players have been given this week off to recover from an arduous season in which they pushed Manchester City all the way to the last day in the title race, eventually losing out by one point.

They will reconvene on Monday for a week-long training camp in Marbella, as they did last year before the final in Kiev in which they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid, before a final week of training ahead of facing Spurs in Spain.

“We have to do a couple of things in preparation for the Champions League [final], media stuff,” Klopp told liverpoolfc.com.

“We have to do that, then the boys will have a couple of days off and then we have two proper weeks as a pre-season for the Champions League final.

“We will do that, we will play that, (hopefully) win it, come home and then the people (would) get what they deserve.”

Liverpool have received a pre-final boost after being allocated the more luxurious home dressing room for the final despite being the designated away team.

The Reds will face Tottenham Hotspur at Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid on Saturday June 1.

Due to security reasons, taking into account the metro lines and fan meeting points, it was decided Liverpool should be given the south end of Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

By default that meant Klopp’s side have been put in the home dressing room.


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