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Liverpool players gear up for crucial Monday night clash with Manchester United as Jurgen Klopp’s men adopt unusual stretching exercises

October 12, 2016
  • Liverpool’s players are preparing for their meeting with Manchester United
  • Jurgen Klopp’s men host their bitter rivals at Anfield on Monday night
  • The Reds have been adopting some unusual stretching exercises

Liverpool’s players face a crunch meeting with Manchester United at Anfield on Monday night in one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the season so far.

And as the Merseyside giants prepare to host Jose Mourinho’s United, the Reds have been training at Melwood and using some unusual stretching methods to boot.

Jurgen Klopp’s men, who have had an excellent start to the new season and sit fourth in the Premier League with five wins from their seven top-flight games so far, will hope to extend that run against a United side who sit a further two places below them.

And as they look to do exactly that, the likes of Sadio Mane, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Ings and Emre Can were spotted stretching while their legs were held in place.

Preparations for the meeting with United have seen Liverpool, like many top-flight teams, struggle with losing players to the recent international break.

But Klopp, always one to look at the positives, isn’t too concerned.

The eccentric Liverpool boss has praised the culture within his team, telling LFC TV: ‘You need to create an atmosphere in the team where they listen to me and not listen to all around.

‘They are very young lads. We all dream about the experienced players in the past but at one point in their career they were young players without the same quality.

‘We need to give them the chance to develop and get there. We always judge so early. But I’m very patient. I know we need time but it doesn’t mean that we cannot do it now.’

Klopp, who is increasingly seeing his work at Anfield come fruition, added: ‘I’m completely fine with my squad, I really like it. We have good characters with a really good attitude – and all the rest you have to develop.

‘I saw a lot of things last season where I thought “OK, come on, let’s try.” And you cannot do more than try.’

 

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