Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp opens up on finishing contest at Austria training camp

Jurgen Klopp has opened up about a finishing contest in training on Liverpool’s pre-season tour of Austria that saw close to 100 goals being scored.

The Reds beat Stuttgart 3-0 on Saturday in a friendly match to open up their preparations for the Premier League opener in September.

Goals from Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita, and Rhian Brewster sealed the win for the newly-crowned English champions, who played well after a few weeks away.

Klopp will be hoping for his team to carry on where they left off last season and if their latest win is anything to go by, things are looking good.

Even more so if Thursday’s shooting drill is anything to go by, with a hatful of goals being scored throughout the practice.

Klopp spoke in more detail about the session, which he claims ended up 47-45.

Asked about the drill by the club website, the German said: "I have to say it was not 'young versus old', it was a finishing session with a few special assets and a young one.

"So in this moment when you see the team old, then you think, 'How could they lose the game?'

"But in finishing it's absolutely possible. It was a very close-ish decision – I think it was 47-45, so a lot of finishes involved in that obviously. It's just nice.

"With all the hard work we have to do, we try to create a little bit of competition when possible.

"Most of the time it's just about preparing ourselves for the season, all of us for the season. That's pretty hard work.

"So far the training sessions obviously looked really good, the intensity level is quite exciting, to be honest.

Get the latest transfer news straight into your inbox!

Want to be on the ball with Jadon Sancho to Manchester United updates? Or perhaps you're a Chelsea fan waiting for news on Kai Havertz?

Well then sign up for the brilliant new Daily Star Sport email newsletter!

From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox.

How do you sign up?

It only takes a matter of seconds.

Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.

And that's it!

You can later unsubscribe by hitting the button on any one of the emails.

You can find out more information on our email newsletter on this link here.

"Without me asking for what we are used to investing in a training is pretty special.

"As long as we keep that going, we will be at least physically pretty fit for the season. That's for sure."

Next up for the Reds is a game against RB Salzburg on Tuesday, before they face Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley next weekend.

Source: Read Full Article