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Reds’ players get training/dietary instructions via WhatsApp

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Liverpool have handed players individual training programmes to adhere to following the closure of Melwood no thanks to the coronavirus.

The Reds are one of many Premier League clubs to have now closed their training centres across the country as they attempt to reduce the risk of players and staff getting covid-19.

With the current Premier League suspended until April 4 at the earliest, clubs are taking the necessary measures to ensure their players maintain the right level of fitness for when the season returns.

The Athletic claims Liverpool’s players have been given individual fitness programmes to carry out at home and a WhatsApp group has been created to provide players with further updates.

They have been informed Melwood will not reopen for at least a fortnight and told to stay away from public places, including gyms.

Players are also following nutritional advice from the club’s head of nutrition Mona Nemmer having previously been used to being fed at the training ground.

Liverpool training ground melwood under lock and key till April 4 in the first instance

The Liverpool Academy has also been shut with all youth training sessions cancelled.

Over the weekend, Klopp gave his verdict on the ongoing implications the coronavirus outbreak is having on football.

“I don’t think this is a moment where the thoughts of a football manager should be important, but I understand for our supporters they will want to hear from the team and I will front that,” said Klopp.

“First and foremost, all of us have to do whatever we can to protect one another. In society I mean. This should be the case all the time in life, but in this moment I think it matters more than ever.

“I’ve said before that football always seems the most important of the least important things. Today, football and football matches really aren’t important at all.

“Of course, we don’t want to play in front of an empty stadium and we don’t want games or competitions suspended, but if doing so helps one individual stay healthy we do it no questions asked”

 

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