Daniel Sturridge has revealed why Liverpool's players 'have to be on point' as they try to maximise the increased training time available this season.

With the Reds not involved in European competition and therefore having fewer games, Jürgen Klopp has far more opportunity to work with his squad than during the hectic opening months of his tenure.

Results so far suggest it is bearing fruit, as Liverpool sit top of the Premier League by a point after comprehensively beating Watford 6-1 at Anfield on Sunday.

Sturridge, who struck the crossbar twice in that game, is enjoying the nature of the training under Klopp and feeling the benefit of more time on the Melwood pitches.

“It’s very tactical-based,” the striker explained. “I couldn’t tell you the last time we played five-a-side.

“Maybe the day after a game, the players who didn’t play will go four against four, but we never really have small-sided games.

“We might do a shooting session but there’s a lot else going on with the passing that’s involved. You have to be on point. You need to be focused. You don’t want to be the one who messes it up. It’s very tactical, preparing for the opposition.

“In football, not many clubs do double sessions during the season but we have the opportunity to do it with no Europe and we can use that time.

“The first session is usually a bridge session for the second one. It’s more relaxed. The second session is more intense.”

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