Jurgen discusses 'massive, massive lift' of LFC players training together again
The last time we saw the lads together - in person, at least - was back in March. That's two months ago now, but it feels like a lifetime.
As the country begins it's easing of lockdown, despite all indications that it's too soon, the football could offer us a brief respite, prior to what many believe will be a second peak in the coming weeks.
But for Jurgen and his players, it's a welcome return to a form of normality. One which Klopp says has given them all a massive lift.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, he said: "It’s absolutely brilliant, a massive difference. The weather is just outstanding, it means all the things we have to do outside – we don’t have changing rooms here, that makes it all slightly difficult – but with the weather it’s absolutely no problem, it’s rather nice to do it this way.
"So, we enjoy it a lot. We could work on all the things we wanted to work on. The first week was already really good with the small groups, I enjoyed that as well, because it was just important to get on track again, to get used to the pitch and ball and boots and all that stuff. And now we work on tactical things, that works really well.
"The boys are still the same really good bunch of boys – and that helps a lot. We are in a good moment, we enjoy it. Hopefully we can make progress in the next two or three weeks, there are a lot of things that need to be organised still, obviously. We need to get hopefully a couple of [bits of] information but we take it like it is and use each second we are together."
A wait of another 3 weeks or so is all it'll be before we see our boys back in action, something that not just the fans are excited about. He went on: "It’s roundabout three weeks until then, that’s good. We want to use that and we will. It’s our pre-season; how I said, we don’t expect a long break in between the seasons, so this is a very important period for us. We never had nine weeks without football training in our lives – since we played football, pretty much. That’s all different but interesting as well.
"We enjoy the situation, that’s really all good. And it makes all the difference for us, to be honest, to come together and have this hour or two here together. You get this contact, feedback as well on the pitch directly, not via a computer or a screen. It’s a massive, massive lift."