Klopp smile as Reds resumes training again

Germany’s Bundesliga resumed its season behind closed doors last weekend, becoming the first major league to do so.

The Premier League’s target of restarting on June 12 has been called into question by players’ concerns for their welfare, both from the threat of the virus and injuries, with little preparation time after such a long layoff.

And Klopp would welcome a start date to work towards as soon as possible.

“None of us know when we will start. The earlier they can tell us, the better it is, of course,” he added.

“We can’t start today and then start playing tomorrow. That doesn’t work. We need time to get match fit and that’s what we are doing at the moment.”

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is also heartened that just 0.8 percent of the tests carried out by the Premier League resulted in positive cases and is confident his players can make a quick return to action.

“They weren’t off to Dubai or Vegas eating and drinking whatever they want,” said Wilder, whose side are in contention to qualify for European competition for the first time in their history.

“They’ve got a professionalism about them and my players are in absolutely brilliant condition.”