Nepal | July 04, 2020

Liverpool preparing for shorter break between seasons, says Klopp

reuters
Share Now:

LONDON: Liverpool are preparing for a shorter break between seasons due to the disruption to the current campaign caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, manager Juergen Klopp has said.

The Premier League hopes to restart the season — which usually ends in May — next month. With nine rounds of fixtures remaining, the season will spill over into at least July, while the 2020-21 campaign was set to begin on Aug. 8.

“Today we started with training, good things, not the highest intensity but the boys look in good shape,” Klopp told Liverpool‘s website.

“We don’t know exactly how long we have, but we have some time to prepare the rest of this season and already the next season because I don’t think there will be a massive break between the two.

“We don’t know exactly but we should prepare for a rather shorter break between the two seasons.”

The league has set June 12 as a tentative date for a restart of action and Klopp said players would be thrust straight into action without playing friendly matches.

“It’s a pre-season for us. We don’t know how long and we will not have test games or friendlies,” he added.

Clubs are scheduled to meet next week when the league will decide on whether they can move to the next phase of training that involves contact.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Family of deceased in dire straits

BAJURA, JULY 2 Six members of a family, who had lived in India for the last 24 years, returned to their hometown in Badimalika Municipality, Bajura, after the COVID-19 crisis affected their lives in India. Kalamati Damai, along with her ill husband and other family members returned to Majhigau Read More...

KP Sharma Oli Pushpa Kamal Dahal

Oli, Prachanda meet in Baluwatar amid intra-party conflict

KATHMANDU: Amid the internal strife within ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the two co-chairs KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting in Baluwatar on Friday. The NCP (NCP)'s standing committee meeting on Thursday had decided to postpone the meeting till Saturday to let the two co-c Read More...

Fish more vulnerable to warming water than first thought

Global warming looks like it will be a bigger problem for the world's fish species than scientists first thought: A new study shows that when fish are spawning or are embryos they are more vulnerable to hotter water. With medium-level human-caused climate change expected by the end of the century Read More...

‘Monetary Policy should prove lifeline to economic and business growth’

KATHMANDU, JULY 2 Amid Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) preparing the Monetary Policy for fiscal year 2020-21, stakeholders have said that the policy for the upcoming fiscal year should prove to be a lifeline to revive the country’s economy and businesses that have been severely hit by the COVID-19 pand Read More...

Department of Foreign Employment starts issuing re-entry permits

KATHMANDU, JULY 2 The government has decided to issue re-entry labour permit for people wanting to go abroad for foreign employment from today. With this decision, migrant workers who had come home from various foreign destinations before the lockdown was imposed by the government to control t Read More...

1,242 Nepalis evacuated from various countries

KATHMANDU, JULY 2 As per the working guidelines on rescuing vulnerable Nepalis, 1,242 Nepalis stranded aboard were repatriated home by this evening. These stranded people arrived home through eight chartered flights. While 255 Nepalis from Kuwait were evacuated via a chartered flight of Nepal Read More...

Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants

GABORONE, BOTSWANA: Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses — 275 — found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks said it is mobilizing human personnel and aircr Read More...

Himalaya Airlines unveils repatriation flight details from July 2 to 10

KATHMANDU: The Himalaya Airlines, a company authorised by the Government of Nepal to bring back home Nepalis stranded in different countries due to Covid-19 pandemic, has shared the details of the repatriation flights it has planned to operate from July 2 to 10. The airlines will conduct flig Read More...