Why Steven Gerrard expects Liverpool to finish the season strongly

NewsWhy Steven Gerrard expects Liverpool to finish the season strongly

Published 15th December 2022
By Sam Williams

Steven Gerrard expects a refreshed Liverpool to perform strongly in the second half of the season.

The Reds are currently on a training camp in Dubai before their campaign resumes with a Carabao Cup tie at Manchester City on December 22.

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And Gerrard feels the pause enforced by the World Cup, along with the second ‘pre-season’ it has afforded them the opportunity to complete, will benefit Jürgen Klopp’s squad.

“Yeah, it is [like a second pre-season]. It’s an opportunity to get a lot of work in on the training ground [and] reset a few things,” Gerrard told Liverpoolfc.com of the ongoing camp in Dubai.

“I’m sure Jürgen and his staff are doing a lot of things tactically but [it’s] also an opportunity to have a much-needed rest. They’ve played a lot of football over the last few years, they were involved in every competition last year.

“So to have a small pre-season before a ball was kicked [and then] to have this opportunity to rest and then have a second build-up, I’m hoping that Liverpool come flying out of the blocks.

“I expect a really strong six months and finish to the season because important players have had the chance to rest and recover and the players [who have been] in the World Cup should come back full of confidence, in a good place, physically ready.

“I expect a really strong, exciting finish to the season for the Reds.”

Published 15th December 2022