The pre-season training camp in Austria has been optimistic for the Reds, with the return of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip after an injury-affected season. While van Dijk and Joel Matip survive the long-term injuries to play full time, the pre-season comes as consolation to Alexander-Arnold for missing EURO 2020 due to muscle injury.
Other notable highlights of the camp include James Milner’s Lactate test relish securing his ‘the fittest’ title again and Kostas Tsimikas and Southampton loan return Takumi Minamino’s determination to change gear this season. Mohamed Salah is also seen not to upset about leaving the Olympics representation for Egypt to be on Jurgen Klopp’s side with the Africa Cup of Nations also adding the reason for the withdrawal. The fitness period for Liverpool is certainly on high amplitude after the summer off.