The Reds boss is pleased his star forwards were not involved with their national teams, leaving them refreshed for domestic action
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is thrilled Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane did not participate for their national teams during the international break.
“It was perfect for the boys [Salah and Mane] who didn’t have to go,” Klopp told the media.
“I’m always happy for the boys being named for their national teams, it’s a big honour and very nice, but if you see the players who didn’t go this time, then everything is different.”
“It’s a very intense period, and to have five or six days off in this time is important. The boys trained, but they didn’t need to be here to do proper football sessions.
“The more often we can do something like this, the better for the boys because they not only feel refreshed, they are refreshed. Hopefully, we can use that.”
Salah and Mane – who are the core of Liverpool’s attack, have scored six combined goals already this season.