German daily Bild have an eye-catching story on Sunday concerning Jurgen Klopp’s influence at Anfield.
Klopp started off his Liverpool career on Saturday with a goalless draw at Tottenham.
The result was a decent start for Klopp considering the long list of injuries he is currently juggling at his new club.
Away from the action on the pitch, Bild today reveal some of Klopp’s new rules since he’s turned up on Merseyside, and the biggest soundbite is that the 48-year-old coach has banned all wives and girlfriends from Liverpool’s Melwood training ground.
Bild report Klopp’s belief that “Melwood is the headquarters of football” for Liverpool, and so he requires that his players have no distractions while at work.
The understanding from Bild’s article is that during Brendan Rodgers’s time at Liverpool, WAGs were welcome at Melwood, and that was to the detriment of the team.
Bild close out their article also noting that Klopp had a triple training session with his players last Thursday, and that high workload is now likely to be “regular” feature of the club’s training schedule.