It’s fair to say this sustained break from football has been harder than first anticipated.
The same can be said for the players who should be building up to the penultimate month of the season while closing in on the final stretch that could define their own respected campaigns.
Liverpool could have already been crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years had the Premier League not been forced to shut down due to the recent health concerns.
It must be excruciating for Liverpool’s individual stars who all must be questioning right now just want on earth is going on.
Indeed, the season has been postponed until April 30 at the earliest but there is no guarantee of foreseeable as of yet which can conclusively conclude that a return to football isn’t too far in the distant future.
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For the players, they are kept in the dark like everyone else. All they can do is wait and pass the time.
Andy Robertson has been applying this technique effectively and the Scotland captain posted a video on social media this week of himself practising free-kicks in his back garden.
He demonstrated that he has an eye for goal as well as an assist following a number of impressive strikes – two of which were executed perfectly into both top-corners of the goal.
Robertson noted in his message in hilarious fashion that there is ‘a new freekick taker’ when the Liverpool players return to action with Trent Alexander-Arnold currently occupying the role as the primary set-piece specialist.
The amusing message even warranted a response from Robertson’s teammate and UEFA Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk.
What a player
— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) March 25, 2020
Thank you Virgil ❤️
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) March 25, 2020
Liverpool’s 30-year wait just got a little longer
The football shutdown has meant that Liverpool’s first-team stars are not permitted to train at the Melwood training base and are not allowed to access the facilities following strict guidelines for players to remain at home.
Even so, Liverpool’s coaching staff and Jurgen Klopp have meticulously developed and tailored individual training plans for the players to complete during their time at home.
The extended season means Liverpool could be playing their football until July and following the postponement of Euro 2020, it provides the Reds with sufficient time to finally get this elusive Premier League title mathematically secured.