Expert salutes Liverpool after 'intense' new signings reveal
It is critical that new signings at Liverpool train at peak intensity in order to prepare them for the rigours of the Premier League.
That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.
Darwin Nunez, 23, has been Liverpool’s headline arrival this summer, while 19-year-old attacker Fabio Carvalho and 18-year-old right-back Calvin Ramsay have also signed.
Asked by the Liverpool ECHO last Thursday (28 July) how the new additions were adapting to training, Jurgen Klopp revealed he was prioritising “intensity” in their workload.
The manager went on to claim: “You only get an effect from training if you reach a specific amount of kilometres.”
Dinnery echoed Klopp’s sentiments ahead of Liverpool’s season opener against Fulham on Saturday (6 July).
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“If you’re not training as you would play, you don’t know what your body can cope with,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“At this stage in the season, this will create the conditions for you to be able to deal with two or three games per week. This is not the time to ease back and relax.
“You need to make sure that when you go out there, you are robust enough to cope with the physicality of these matches.
“This will be managed scientifically. We’re not talking about thrashing players. But you need to know that you can go out and deliver at peak intensity. If you haven’t adapted to it, how will you ever know?
“New players coming into this environment need to experience it first hand. Then you can put coping mechanisms in place. You can understand how your body deals with fatigue and stress.
“There is always a method underpinning the way these sessions are structured.”