Refreshed after a break, Jurgen Klopp believes his Liverpool team is ready to push ahead in the Premier League title race.
Liverpool resumed training on Wednesday, one week after their last game, and are heading to Bournemouth with the aim of increasing their lead at the top to five points.
Despite the absence of talisman Mohamed Salah, currently participating in the Africa Cup of Nations, and the ongoing recovery of players such as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, and Dominik Szoboszlai from injuries, Klopp asserts that everyone has gained advantages from a break away from the Premier League’s intense competition.
Klopp said: “Friday was the third session since we are back and you could see it was really important to everybody, for everybody.
“As much as they like going on holiday, the thing they like most is actually playing football and that’s really cool to see.”
Klopp added: “Nobody wanted to have three or four weeks, we are in the middle of a season (and) we love what happened so far.
“We are looking forward to what’s coming up, but these four days were just top class. We had a break and now we can go for the rest of the season.”
Securing a win at the Vitality Stadium would elevate their away points to 22, just one point shy of their previous campaign. Liverpool currently boasts a 16-point lead compared to the same point in the previous season.
Yet, Bournemouth stands out as one of the in-form teams in the top flight, securing six wins and a draw in their last eight league matches. Under the leadership of new manager Adoni Iraola, they have not experienced a home league defeat since October 21, turning things around after just one win in their initial 11 matches.