Euro 2020 may have only just concluded, but attentions are now very much focused on the upcoming Premier League season.
Many sides have already begun their pre-seasons, including Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Liverpool are in Austria this month for a training camp. Said camp will see the Reds play out a number of games as they look to build fitness ahead of the Premier League getting underway.
The scheduled games can be seen below:
Tuesday July 20 Thirty-minute mini-games v FC Wacker Innsbruck (5pm) and VfB Stuttgart (5.45pm) Behind closed doors
Friday July 23 v FSV Mainz 05 (5.15pm) Greisbergers Betten-Arena, Grödig – 3,500 capacity
Thursday July 29 v Hertha BSC (7.20pm) Tivoli Stadium, Innsbruck – 15,000 capacity
Here’s our series of pre-season fixtures to take place in and around the team’s training camp in Austria this month
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Klopp on Gomez, Van Dijk, Matip & Alexander-Arnold
With the first set of games taking place on Tuesday, Liverpool fans are no doubt keen to see how certain stars perform.
The Reds were ravished with injuries last term, especially in the centre-back department.
Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk spent most of the campaign sidelined, whilst Joel Matip also endured a lengthy spell out.
Now, ahead of Liverpool’s first pre-season game, Jurgen Klopp has provided updates on all of Van Dijk, Gomez, Matip and Trent Alexander Arnold – who had to pull out of Euro 2020 with an injury:
“It’s different [for each of them]. I think there is absolutely no doubt Joel can play on Tuesday.
“Trent looks for me like [he can] but I will have to speak to the medical department and they will tell me if it is too early. I don’t think [it is], I think he could play a few minutes on Tuesday.
“Then, Joe and Virgil are in a similar situation – not exactly the same, but similar. Both have done parts of our normal training and then they have to do extra parts.
“Yesterday we had to do some sprints – hard sprints and these kind of things, which we didn’t do in the normal training – so they do extra stuff and sometimes a little bit less if the things what we are doing is too intense for them. They are getting closer and closer, that’s the impression we have.
Quotes via Goal.