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Jurgen Klopp's double training sessions secret to Liverpool's success, says Daniel Sturridge

Published 10/11/2016

Just dance: Daniel Sturridge breaks into his famous celebration
Just dance: Daniel Sturridge breaks into his famous celebration

Daniel Sturridge has revealed some of the secrets of Jurgen Klopp’s training methods which have seen Liverpool storm to the top of the Premier League.

Klopp had a mixed time during his first season in charge, albeit with a squad assembled by Brendan Rodgers, as the Reds finished eighth in the league, 21 points off champions Leicester City.

However, in less than four months into his first full season in charge, Klopp has led Liverpool to the Premier League summit with his impressive football, as the Anfield side have scored 30 goals in only 11 games – more than any other team in the league.

And Sturridge insists the lack of European football has helped, with Liverpool’s double sessions with a strong emphasis on tactics appearing to be paying off.

“It’s very tactical based,” Sturridge told the Liverpool Echo.

“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 vs 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 may clubs do double sessions during the season but we have the opportunity to do it with no Europe and we can use that time.

Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (R) celebrates after scoring their second goal during the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool north west England on October 25, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (R) celebrates after scoring their second goal during the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool north west England on October 25, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English midfielder Ovie Ejaria (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Harry Winks during the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool north west England on October 25, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool north west England on October 25, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the EFL Cup, round of 16 match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool north west England on October 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool (C) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Liverpool team mates during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp gestures on the touchline during the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool north west England on October 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Joshua Onomah (right) battle for the ball during the EFL Cup, round of 16 match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Joshua Onomah during the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool north west England on October 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet during the EFL Cup, round of 16 match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Liverpool supporters raise their scarves in the crowd during the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool north west England on October 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Kieran Trippier during the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool north west England on October 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino gestures on the touchline during the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool north west England on October 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) during the EFL Cup, round of 16 match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 25, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Vincent Janssen of Tottenham Hotspur (R) is fouled by Ragnar Klavan of Liverpool (L) during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Liverpool's English defender Kevin Stewart (R) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Tom Carroll during the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool north west England on October 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool (C) scores his sides first goal during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (2nd L) scores the opening goal of the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool north west England on October 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Simon Mignolet of Liverpool looks on ahead of the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool stretches during the warm up prior to kick off during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Simon Mignolet of Liverpool warms up prior to kick off during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Fans outside of Anfield before the EFL Cup, round of 16 match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
Fans outside of Anfield before the EFL Cup, round of 16 match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
The goal line technology is tested before the EFL Cup, round of 16 match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
Liverpool fans outside of Anfield before the EFL Cup, round of 16 match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
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A Liverpool fan inside the stadium prior to kick off during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
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General view outside the stadium prior to kick off during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Match day programme sits on the pitch prior to kick off during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
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General view inside the stadium prior to kick off during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
General view inside the stadium prior to kick off during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side secured a 2-1 victory over West Brom on Saturday

“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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