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Pre-season is hard work – Adam Lallana

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Liverpool’s midfielder Adam Lallana stressed that even though preseason is hard, they have come to train and be fit as well as make appearances.

Liverpool’s tough pre-season schedule is designed to ensure optimal fitness for the all the club’s players starting from the beginning of the Premier League at home to West Ham United on August 12.

The meeting with Manchester United marks the conclusion of the trip to the United States, with a training camp in France to follow next week before final warm-ups against Napoli and Torino.

“Pre-season is always intense and I think it will go up a notch when we go to France next week,” Lallana said as quoted in Liverpool’s official website.

“It’s not just training; you’ve got appearances to do and you’re flying from state to state. And the time difference as well.

“But that’s what pre-season is for: it is hard work and we’re here to get fit. You have to do that by working hard.”