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Rhythm v Rest: The Balance That Could See Liverpool Over The Line



I READ an article yesterday which cited this week, the first full working week after the Christmas period, is the one we often find the most physically and emotionally draining of the whole new year.
Often seeped in the guilt and lethargy of overindulgence and the demilitarisation of our otherwise perennial body clocks, we return to our routine often wondering why our normal now feels like such a processional slog.
This week, Wednesday was my personal low ebb. The day hit me with so many varying requirements and problems I could have done without.
Yet it was the start of the day which put me on the wrong path.
Some mornings I listen to a local talk radio station for an hour or two. On Wednesday?s the listener has the pleasure of a certain former Liverpool player, who it is fair to say enjoys a cathartic release of anything negative he can find about even this current Liverpool side. Following Monday night?s defeat to Wolves, the ex player was asked about the team selection at Molineux and wasted no time in letting go of what he had clearly pent up for a couple of days.

The point of when certain players get a chance to impress if not in the early stages of the cup, when fatigue and injury risk is high in the likes of van Dijk and Robertson, holds substantial currency.
That aside, there is a wider point to be made. A major factor in Liverpool?s success so far this season has been the physical conditioning of the players.
Jürgen Klopp and his staff have been unwavering in th...
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