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Jurgen Klopp bans WAGs and cuts players' free time

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Jurgen Klopp has adopted a stern approach at Liverpool as he begins to mould the club into his own vision.

The German manager, who takes charge of his first game today against Tottenham Hotspur, has taken the step to ban WAGs from the training ground during working hours, as reported by the Times.

He has also cracked down on scheduled time off for his players, as he attempts to transform the Reds into one of the fittest teams in the Premier League.

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This news should come as no surprise to Liverpool fans or players, though, as the 48-year-old implemented the same rules during his time at Borussia Dortmund.

Despite banning wives and girlfriends from Melwood during training hours, he has not introduced a complete blanket ban, as the former Mainz boss understands there will be moments when they are invited to the complex.

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Despite cancelling some time off, Klopp is yet to introduce double training sessions, something that became a norm during his time at Signal Iduna Park.

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His reign as Liverpool manager kicks off today at White Hart Lane. The 'Normal One' has had to contend with a number of injuries to first-team stars ahead of his debut.

Jordan Henderson, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez, Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and Jon Flanagan are all out, and Daniel Sturridge also misses the fixture with Tottenham Hotspur.

In the absence of their three main strikers, Divock Origi has been given the chance to spearhead the attack.

Despite only making three appearances for the Anfield club, the Belgian international is not lacking experience - having played at the 2014 World Cup - and will be expected to fill the void in Liverpool's front line.

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