Due to opposition, it appears that Liverpool’s plan to establish a preseason training camp in Bavaria to replicate their 2017 preseason preparations has been abandoned.
Due to opposition from the locals, Liverpool’s plans to play their preseason games in the southern part of Germany appear to have been abandoned.
This summer, Jurgen Klopp wanted the team to establish a base at the Tegernsee training facility in Germany’s Bavarian state. The picturesque base, which the Reds last visited for preseason in the summer of 2017, is about an hour’s drive from Munich on the banks of Lake Tegernsee in the Bavarian Alps.
The Reds had intended to stay at the five-star Uberfahrt hotel and train at FC Rottach’s facilities in Rottach-Egern. The locals’ dissatisfaction with the trip, however, appears to mean that those plans will be abandoned.
The locals were reportedly not pleased with the Reds’ previous visit six years ago, according to German news outlet Bild. Particularly, there was dissatisfaction with the cleanliness of the facilities and the state of the field.
German media has claimed that Klopp wanted to bring his team back to the region this summer but that he will likely be disappointed because a different course of action is now necessary.
In addition, Liverpool was ordered to make a payment of €3k (£2.6k) for harm done to a press tent during their trip following a hearing in a Munich district court at the time. Mirror Football has reached out to Liverpool for a response.
Bayern Munich will use these facilities, including the same opulent and training ones, between July 15 and July 20, the report continues. Top football clubs clearly have a high demand for the facilities, and Thomas Tuchel has the same opinion as Jurgen Klopp.
Ironically, Liverpool is scheduled to face Bayern Munich during preseason. On August 2, the two teams will square off in Singapore, four days after the Reds play Leicester City in the same country.
Prior to leaving on a preseason tour, usually to the US or the Far East, Liverpool will frequently conduct a training retreat in central Europe.
After a dreadful season in which they failed to win any significant hardware and were denied a Champions League spot, the Reds are entering a crucial summer period. Over the offseason, Klopp plans to add a number of players to his squad to fill in the gaps.