Jurgen Klopp has admitted his fears over Liverpool’s Champions League second leg with Manchester City.
The Reds take on Pep Guardiola’s side at Anfield on Wednesday night before the reverse at the Etihad next week.
The Reds would usually train at the Etihad next Monday evening – 24 hours before the return match against Manchester City, reports the Liverpool Echo.
However, Klopp may decide to keep his squad in Liverpool until the day of the game unless they can find somewhere to train in Manchester on Tuesday morning. The Reds boss always holds a light session with his players early on matchdays.
Liverpool have so far been rebuffed in their attempts to find a closed pitch in Manchester where Klopp would be able to do some tactical work with his players.
In contrast Klopp claimed that Man City will train at Goodison on Wednesday morning to prepare for the evening’s showdown across Stanley Park.
Asked about the significance of Pep Guardiola opting to hold a session at Anfield on Tuesday evening having opted for City to train on home turf the day before their previous European games this season, Klopp said: “That’s a question for Pep, not for me, I have no clue.
“We would have liked to train next week in Manchester ahead of the away game but we didn’t get a pitch for the next morning.
“No Manchester club could give us a training pitch for the next morning.
“Man City can train tomorrow at Goodison – that gives me something for Saturday but nothing for now. I have no clue, ask Pep, then call me and tell me.”
Liverpool insist their preparations for the second leg aren’t yet set in stone. They have until the end of the week to inform UEFA whether they want to take up the opportunity to train at the Etihad on Monday.