Video: Lallana, Allen, Skrtel & Lovren join training ahead of League Cup final

on 26.02.2016


After a positive result at home to FC Augsburg on Thursday night, Jurgen Klopp oversaw first-team training at Melwood, in preparation for Sunday’s League Cup final.

Buoyed by their progress to the last 16 of the Europa League, where they will take on rivals Manchester United, Liverpool now turn towards Sunday’s trip to Wembley Stadium.

Facing up against the strength of Manchester City, Klopp’s side will need to be in top condition to secure their first piece of silverware since 2012’s League Cup final.

With the majority of the players to take part in Thursday night’s 1-0 win training indoors, Klopp led a intensive session with the rest of his squad.

This included Adam Lallana, Joe Allen, Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren, who were all ruled out of the clash with Augsburg through injury or illness.

The quartet could return to Klopp’s squad against City, with the German telling reporters on Friday how selecting his side would be “the most difficult thing I’ve had to do until now.”

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“We had a few problems since I’m here, but we’ve never had the problem where we’ve had too many players,” he said.

“It’s the most difficult thing I’ve had to do until now.

“A few players will be disappointed.

“This morning I had 30 players in training, and it was the highest level.

“I don’t want to say this was because it’s the final, but it was the highest level!

“Now I have to make decisions. I will make them, it’s no problem.”


Joining Lallana, Allen, Skrtel and Lovren in Klopp’s plans could be Jon Flanagan and Jordon Ibe, with the former missing out on Thursday after being omitted from Liverpool’s Europa League squad.

Ibe’s absence from the squad against Augsburg was likely a tactical decision, but the winger could return against City.

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