Former Liverpool youngster Joao Teixeira vomited during one of Jurgen Klopp’s first training sessions.
The German manager is known for his relentless pressing and is certainly working hard on his players in training. The Reds are now reaping the rewards of years of hard work, battling to win all four trophies at the end of the season.
However, it was no easy task for the Liverpool players, with a youngster feeling the intensity from the start. Joao Teixeira, now of Famalicao, fell ill on the sidelines during one of Klopp’s first training sessions. In an interview with The Athletic, James Milner said: “In one of our first training sessions, one of the younger guys – I think it was Joao Teixeira – was throwing up on the sidelines.
“Levels have skyrocketed. We were doing game day sessions and there were hamstring injuries all over the place. Levels again”.
Liverpool face Chelsea this afternoon in the FA Cup final, in what will be a repeat of the Carabao Cup final. The Reds beat Thomas Tuchel’s side on penalties to collect their first silver medal this season, but they could end up with up to three more. .
Fans will book flights to Paris for the Champions League final at the end of the month, where Real Madrid will face Liverpool in a repeat of the 2018 final. The Premier League title is also up for grabs. win, with Manchester City just three points clear. with two games to go.
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Speaking about the training Liverpool had to go through to get to this point, Milner added: “A lot of the training we do is unlike anything I have ever seen. There are two or three bullets coming at the same time during shooting practice, so you have your shot and the next thing you react to is the other bullet.
“It’s about staying in the moment. It touches you in a game where if you lose the ball you are not disappointed or you complain: “Why didn’t you run there?”. It’s ‘Go and get it immediately’. This intensity and this relentlessness was the first thing that had to penetrate us”.
The high levels of fitness will certainly come in handy, with the Reds having played as many games as possible this season. Jurgen Klopp is yet to win the FA Cup and, with Liverpool’s last success in the competition in 2006, the Reds will be hoping to leave Wembley with yet another piece of silver.