Steven Gerrard has backed Liverpool for a strong and exciting second half to the season after the break for the World Cup.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently on a training camp in Dubai as the club up preparations for the domestic season’s return, with Liverpool set to face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on December 22.
Liverpool have had just seven players involved at the World Cup in Qatar and Gerrard believes the unprecedented mid-season pause can benefit the Reds across the second half of the campaign.
“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.
“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.”
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