The coronavirus pandemic led football to a halt in mid-March, since then for the first time, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed in a resume to training on Wednesday.
At Melwood training base, the 2019-20 Premier League season’s runaway leaders’ players and coaches practiced in small, socially distant sessions.
Klopp said on the“The morning really started well – I woke up earlier than usual, and then I realized it was my first day. It felt like the first day at school. For me, it was 46 years ago, but it must have been similar. I dressed in my uniform again – and for the right reason, for going to training. I drove to Melwood and was really happy to see all the boys. I didn’t see all the boys yet, I only saw 10 of them and the coaches, which is a good start, I would say. They all look in good spirits. We started with training, good things, not the highest intensity but the boys look in good shape”.
When the top-flight ended on March 13 Liverpool was 25 points away from second-placed Manchester City, and the Reds will only need two wins out of their remaining nine starts to win the title if ‘Project Restart’ moves forward.
For the Merseysiders, it would be an important first Premier League crown and one they are generally foreseen to achieve.