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  1. Sturridge Leaves Liverpool Training Camp

    Daniel Sturridge has returned to Liverpool early from the Reds warm weather training camp at La Manga in Spain.

    The 27 year old has reportedly been suffering from a virus all week but still wanted to travel with the squad in the hope that it would improve enough for him to train.

    He didn’t train with the rest of the team on Thursday and after being assessed by Liverpool medical staff, it was decided that he wouldn’t be able to take part in any of the training.

    Sturridge returned to Liverpool today ahead of the rest of the team, who will return on Sunday.

    He is the second player in the last few weeks to suffer from a virus as Ragnar Klavan missed some of last weeks training with a similar ailment.

    Sturridge took to Instagram to reassure fans that he’ll be back in training next week.


    lil virus ting. Nothing crazy I’ll be training when the boys gets back. Contagious ting. No risk…. ✌🏾

    A post shared by Daniel Sturridge – Dstudge (@iamdanielsturridge) on

  2. Klopp’s Pre Match Press Conference Crystal Palace

    Jurgen Klopp fielded questions about Liverpool EFL cup win against Spurs on Tuesday evening as well as discussing Alex Ferguson’s comments, Christian Benteke and the current injuries within the squad.

    Klopp spoke about Ferguson’s comments and went as far as saying that he liked him, a statement that only Klopp could make and expect to get away with. Roy Hodgson was slated when he was Liverpool manager for making similar comments.

    He also spoke about Christian Benteke and how he is a quality player and that he could see that when he was a Liverpool player.

    Klopp also gave an update on Joe Gomez and his progress since returning from injury and he commented on the current status of the squad, mentioning that there were a few knock but all were fit. He mentioned that James Milner was sick on Tuesday but it was only illness.

    Liverpool play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park at 5:30pm on Saturday. The game is live on BT Sport.

  3. Lallana: Lack Of European Football Helping Instill Klopp Philosophy

    Adam Lallana has said that the lack of European football is benefiting the reds as it’s allowing Jurgen Klopp the time to instill his methods on the training ground.

    Last year’s eighth place finish meant that the reds would only compete in domestic competition this season and after nine games in the Premier League, Liverpool are joint top of the league on with 20 points and into the quarter finals of the EFL Cup. Proof that Klopp’s methods are working.

    Lallana said, “We have fewer games this season, which is the only advantage of not being in Europe. That means a lot of players could possibly not be playing, but it also means the quality in training and the fight for places is so big.”

    “That’s a good thing. It keeps everyone on their toes, so the standard in training is always at a high level. We’re on the training pitch a lot more this season, which means we’ve got more days to be able to work on certain things tactically that the manager wants, and we’re seeing that pay off.”

    Lallana believes that lats years fixture congestion was a good learning curve for the players but said that this season’s lighter schedule will benefit the development of the team in the long run.

    “It was a good thing we were in different competitions, but it was game, recover, game, recover.”

    “From pre-season this summer, when we were away and on the training pitch twice a day, you could see him filtering across the way he wants to play, his tactics, his style, his demands.”

    “Even during the week now, we’re getting good sessions in because we’ve got the time. Hopefully, as this season goes on, we’ll get to know each other inside out as a squad. And if next year we’re in Europe, then it won’t be so vital to have these sessions that we need to work on tactics because we’ll know what the manager wants.”


  4. Lovren Heaps Praise On Joe Gomez

    Dejan Lovren has spoken of his respect for Joe Gomez’ attitude during his recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament ligament injury that kept him out of the Liverpool line up for a year.

    19 year old Gomez returned to training last week to tumultuous applause from his team mates.

    Lovren said, “It was a really tough year for him. I was looking at him every day throughout the year he couldn’t play. He showed so much strength – his mentality was blowing me away.”

    “He was always positive about everything. He was definitely disappointed but he never stopped believing. It was so good to see him back on the pitch.”

    “The most important thing for him now is to keep his fitness. He’s coming back and hopefully he will have some games this year.”

    “I remember when we played with him last year – the first three games he played, he was amazing. He had an amazing start. This guy is so strong, he’s just 19. He is unbelievable. He can be a top player.”

    Gomez joined Liverpool from Charlton Athletic last year and impressed right from the start. He is a long way off the first team yet in terms of fitness and will hopefully feature for reds again soon.


  5. Liverpool Could Leave Melwood For Kirkby

    Liverpool look likely to amalgamate the first team and academy set-ups which will see the club move from Melwood training complex.

    Plans for the move are at a very early stage but the decision has already been taken. Melwood and Kirby are six miles apart from each other and due to space restrictions around Melwood, renovating Melwood is not really an option.

    In contrast, there is ample room to expand the facilities at Kirkby so this would be the stand out option for the combined facility.

    This however is not the only option open to Liverpool and feasibility studies will take place on other possibilities.

    Klopp’s thinking is that Liverpool will benefit from keeping operations all on one site and will allow him to keep a closer eye on developments at youth level.

    Liverpool bought Melwood in 1950 and completely redeveloped the facility in 2001 when Gerrard Houllier was manager. Houllier felt the need to modernise the facilities at the time.

    Planning applications had been made to make minor changes to the entrance to Melwood last year but the application was cancelled around the time that Klopp was announced as Liverpool manager and Klopp hinted at the possibility of bringing the the Academy & Melwood together shortly after signing his new long term contract.

    There is also an option to offer naming rights to a willing partner as Manchester United did in 2013 with AON paying a reported £22.5m per year for the rights.