Lijnders and Klopp seem to be on the same page i.e. you play the way you train. If you want to play with intensity you have to train with intensity. So I think it's possible a midweek training session is more demanding than a midweek game. But I doubt they work the players to a point where they are short of energy before a game.Not a chance that'll happen with Klopp in charge. He'd kick their asses off the team if they looked at all like they didn't want to win every game from now till the end of the season and keep the winning mentality going into next season.
Ive noticed along with other s that a break in games sees us generally more tired than playing every few days. Does anyone think that Klopps training sessions are actually harder than playing a full game midweek (im assuming there are more training sessions without a midweek game)? Some mention rustiness but it doesnt seem like that to me, it looks more like they're shattered by the end of the game.
I haven't really noticed any difference myself in how the players look, but I'm thinking if they look fresher in a midweek game it could be because they're probably the best conditioned team in the league, and can handle shorter rest better than the other teams, and therefore look fresher compared to the opponent in a midweek game than they do with a week between games.