Liverpool’s Pre-Season Training Camp: Plans Changed
From Bavarian Lake to Black Forest Trails
Despite initial reports that Liverpool was set to bask in a Bavarian pre-season retreat, it appears that the renowned football team will instead be trading the serene waters of Tegernsee for the verdant expanse of the Black Forest. This shift in Liverpool’s training camp plan, according to German publication BILD, is necessitated by mounting local resentment and a slap on the wrist in the form of a €3,000 fine.
Back in 2017, Jurgen Klopp and his Reds squad revelled in the idyllic setting of Tegernsee for their pre-season training, utilising the state-of-the-art facilities at FC Rottach-Egern and luxuriating in the upscale Uberfahrt hotel. This year, the team harboured hopes of returning to the familiar Bavarian town, setting the stage for an exciting pre-season run.
Community Concerns Over Past Damage
However, it seems that the Liverpool team left more than just memories during their previous visit to Tegernsee. There were rumblings of discontent among the locals, who alleged that their facilities and training pitches were left in an undesirable state after Liverpool’s pre-season stay. A press tent bore the brunt of the supposed mischief, leading to Liverpool being issued with a €3,000 fine by a Munich district court.
Faced with this pushback, Liverpool’s training camp has been recalibrated to the Black Forest town of Donaueschingen, the childhood home of Klopp. This adjustment may turn out to be serendipitous, bringing Klopp back to his roots and creating a new backdrop for the Reds’ pre-season preparations.
While Liverpool makes this switch, Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach are said to be setting up shop in Tegernsee for their own pre-season sessions, the latter approaching the conclusion of a decade-long tenure.
The Liverpool team is expected to kick off the pre-season at the AXA Training Centre on July 8th. Following the domestic leg, they will jet off to Singapore for a thrilling two-game tour. Friendly fixtures against 2.Bundesliga side Karlsruher SC on July 19th, and another yet-to-be-announced match on July 24th, will lead the charge to the new Premier League campaign, scheduled to commence on August 12th/13th.
Liverpool’s 2023 pre-season training camp is not just about building stamina and honing strategies. It’s about adapting, growing, and fostering resilience in the face of unexpected hurdles, setting the tone for the season ahead.