FK Liepaja went to Cyprus for the second time in preparation for the 2020 Optibet Vislīga.
FK Liepaja ran the first training camp in Cyprus and returned on February 8, with two test matches in two weeks, with two losses to 0: 2 against Slask Wroclaw, 0: 3 against FC UFA and a draw against FC Universitatea Cluj 1: 1 from Romania.
FK Liepāja is currently located in Cyprus, where they started their second training camp, which will close on March 1, then Liepāja residents will continue their preparations in Latvia. The remaining 3 test games will be played in Cyprus.
On February 20th against FC Ararat Armenia, on February 22nd against Helsinborg IF, abd on February 29th with the opponent that will be confirmed soon.
The number of Liepaja players has changed quite a lot compared to the previous season, due to the increase of the foreign player limits, several legionnaires have been attracted, as well as several have come to the tests. Latvians have joined the club - Edgars Vardanjans, who successfully spent several seasons with Jurmala Spartak, as well as Artūrs Karašauskas who has returned to Liepāja, who has failed to show his potential in recent seasons, but came to Liepāja to regain confidence and help the team achieve its highest goals.
In addition to head coach Andrei Kalinin, FK Liepāja's coaching staff has also been joined by Belarusian assistant coach Dmitry Molash as well as physical fitness trainer Georgy Codita. Nikolaj Djakin, the club manager from FK Ventspils, has also joined.
The upcoming football season 2020 promises to be very interesting, as the goals set for all teams are high, with a minimum of entry into the European league. So the pre-season transition window is very hot. Several teams are joined by high-class football players, including FK Liepāja.
Liepaja have joined players like Seidu Yahaya, who played for Dinamo Minsk last season and was seen by Liepaja supporters at the Daugava Stadium, a Brazilian midfielder who has spent several seasons in Poland representing the same club as Liepaja Krister Tober - Lechia Gdansk.
After last season, FK Liepaja has left suc players such as Dmitrijs Hmizs Jānis Ikaunieks, Danu Spataru, Leonel Strumia, Manucho, Vugar Askerov, Kristers Tobers.
FC Liepaja's goals for the upcoming season are, of course, the TOP3 to secure a place in the European league in 2021, as well as winning the Latvian Cup, which is always the prestige for each team.
FOTO : Mārtiņš Sīlis