Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says his side’s many travels during this summer’s pre-season will not effect performance on the pitch.
The Reds have already travelled to the Far East, to both China and Kuala Lumpur and had friendlies in England, Turkey and Norway, with some dissapointing results raising a few eyebrows.
But Dalglish says the travel schedule is to be expected owing to the club’s commercial ambitions worldwide and claims it has not effected the task of football at hand.
He told the club’s official website, “The travelling is necessary nowadays because of the stature of the club. It’s something we have to do and something we’re glad to do. You want to show gratitude to people for their fantastic support. Coming here is much the same – it’s a pleasure to come here and play.
“We’ve had a wee bit of travel but that’s to be expected. That won’t impinge in any way, shape or form the work we’re going to have to do.”