Jurgen Klopp says he was like a kid on their “first day at school” when Liverpool returned to non-contact training on Wednesday.
Top-flight teams voted unanimously to step up their return to action at Monday’s shareholders meeting, allowing players to train in a limited capacity as part of phase one of ‘Project Restart’.
And Klopp was delighted to be back at work again in his Liverpool uniform.
“I woke up even earlier than usual and then I realised it was my first day,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.
“It felt like the first day at school – for me, it was 46 years ago, but it must have been similar.
“I dressed myself in my uniform again – and for the right reason, for going to training.”
Morning, Reds 👋
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Klopp added: “We don’t know exactly how long we have, but we have some time to prepare the rest of this season and already the next season because I don’t think there will be a massive break between the two.
“It’s a pre-season for us. We don’t know how long and we will not have test games or friendlies.
“Maybe we can organise it between us when we are allowed to, but it will not be the same like in other pre-seasons.”
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