Liverpool have won it all in the last 24 months.
From winning the Champions League in Madrid, the Super Cup in Istanbul, the Club World Cup in Qatar to wrapping up the Premier League at Anfield – they have won the most. Not to mention the delay due to the Coronavirus meant that the stress of the season lasted an extra three months.
It also means they have played the most and the team with a tiny squad is in serious fatigue mode now. Here out what Alisson has to say.
This was one of the most exhausting seasons I’ve ever had. I don’t know if it was due to the pandemic, the longer season, but it was also one of the seasons I played less games because of injuries.
“We got out of the Champions League early, but I think this exhaustion comes from just giving everything we have every time.
“Klopp has a great portion of that, just telling us what the main objective is.
“We also care about how we are going to get to that objective — training, just how he manages our training sessions. He trusts us to do what he wants us to do, on not only training sessions, but also a day-to-day basis.
“Our group is certainly very strong. Each player has so much quality individually, and we have at least four players always at the top, the best in the world in their positions, and that makes it a special team, but what really makes a difference is the way we play together.
“We think as one, we all have the same objective, and that is doing everything we can to get those goals, laying it all out mentally and physically.”
You can hear from his comments that his exhaustion needs adressing – by buying new players in the transfer market. We have seen many a team – in particular Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund get blown away due to fatigue and Liverpool could have the same fate if they do not adress the issue at hand!