Steven Gerrard feels Liverpool will be “very strong” this season as a result of the World Cup training camp. The Reds are preparing in Dubai
Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool will improve considerably in the second half of the season. He says this after the Reds battled since August, unable to recapture their form from previous season.
Liverpool appeared weary, sluggish, and lacking of ideas. Injuries obviously didn’t help, and as a result, the team is already out of the title battle.
But Gerrard believes the current training session in Dubai will be helpful. He is really optimistic, expecting a’really strong’ Liverpool to follow.
“I’m sure Jürgen and his staff are doing a lot of tactical things, but [it’s also] an opportunity to get some much-needed rest,” Gerrard told Liverpoolfc.com. “They’ve played a lot of football over the last few years, they were involved in every competition last year.
“So to have a mini pre-season before a ball was kicked [and then] to have this opportunity to rest and then have a second build-up, I’m expecting that Liverpool come flying out of the blocks.
“I expect a really great six months and conclusion to the season because essential players have had the time to relax and heal and the guys [who have been] in the World Cup should come back full of confidence, in a good place, physically ready.
“I anticipate the Reds having a really strong, thrilling conclusion to the season.”
The World Cup will help Liverpool
In this, we wholeheartedly concur with Gerrard. Klopp has them working out and getting ready in Dubai’s pleasant climate. That will have a beneficial impact because it is a reset that is desperately required.
We also think that the World Cup will be beneficial. In the Champions League, it’s advantageous, especially given that the majority of clubs have the majority of their squads in Qatar. Before tackling the toughest part of the season, their players will experience the most demanding tournament there is.
However, Liverpool mainly takes a nap. Many of their key players will be rested, which is sure to make an impact in some way.
Gerrard should achieve his goals if he combines those two factors with the work Klopp can do in Dubai to get the team tactically and physically ready.