"Most coaches make fitness training too important in pre-season," said Verheijen. "They are scared to death that their team will not be fit enough for the start of the season.
"So, they train often and train long. As result, players start to accumulate fatigue over time as in the above situation it is impossible for them to recover between sessions.
"On top of that, players also have to play friendly games while not recovered. So, coaches are compromising these friendly games by playing fatigued players."
The allure of Premier League clubs can be seen by the 95,000 crowd that is expected to watch Liverpool play Melbourne Victory on Wednesday.
Prior to arriving in Australia, Liverpool were in Indonesia, when Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered extended its sponsorship of the club, continuing one of the most lucrative deals in English sport.
The bank, which makes almost all its money in Asia, the Middle East and Africa -- regions where Liverpool has a strong following -- has been the club's shirt sponsor since July 2010.
The original deal was worth about $30.5 million a season and reportedly the new terms are broadly similar.
Liverpool did not respond to CNN's questions regarding the financial importance of the Far East or player well-being, but the club's former head of fitness and conditioning Darren Burgess was more forthcoming.
"The attitude of the Liverpool players was outstanding when I was there," said Burgess, who is now high performance manager at Port Adelaide in Australia. "They realize it's part of playing for a big club.
"However there's no doubt that the majority of coaches and players would rather complete pre-season at their local training centers.
"They can train in familiar surroundings, sleep in their own beds, have access to all the equipment they would need and not have the physical and mental interruption of travel.
"Physically it would definitely make for a more effective pre-season period.
"As far as countering fatigue, we tried to get the players into the Asian time zone as soon as possible and we adjusted training loads to avoid the injury risks associated with long-haul flying and pre-season training.
"We monitored the players heavily so we knew exactly who was coping with the heat/travel/training and who wasn't so we'd like to think the injury risk was minimized."
Premier League stars better get used to spending more of their time out in Asia -- the financial opportunities appear to be just too great to ignore.
"The support shown to us since we arrived in Indonesia, Vietnam and now Japan has been incredible," said the Arsenal spokeswoman.
"Tens of thousands of supporters have attended our activities and pre-season matches on tour in Indonesia and Vietnam, and our first fixture in Nagoya in Japan has already sold out days ahead of the fixture."
"A new generation of supporters in each country is able to interact with the club first hand, and we hope that builds a connection that lasts for many years to come.
As British sports business expert Simon Chadwick points out for most Premier League clubs less than 10% of the annual turnover comes from overseas sales, which means there is plenty of potential growth abroad.
"Overseas markets are potentially an important source of sustainable revenues," said Chadwick.
"However, most clubs lack either the expertise or the infrastructure to capitalize upon these revenues, plus there is a physical limit to the amount of business a club can do overseas.
"They simply can't go and play in China each week where direct player/club relations are the most important point of engagement for fans in places like China.
"That's interesting, as it hints at the potential development of globally franchised clubs in the future as we've seen with Manchester City in the MLS."
Which means the "Running Man" better keep on running because that Arsenal coach is likely to be soon back in Hanoi.