Reds Get Stuck Into Second Day of Training in Austria

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Liverpool are settling into their Austrian training camp as they stepped it up a gear on their second day in the Salzburg region.

A spec-less Jürgen Klopp – rumours are that he may have had laser eye surgery – oversaw proceedings with his coaching staff in the beautiful surroundings.

The Reds welcomed back players from long-term injuries such as Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joël Matip. Matip and Gomez could be seen in the photos taking part in the small-sided game that was played. Van Dijk was pictured without a ball for the most part so it’s still unclear if Liverpool’s medical staff deem it safe enough for our number 4 to step his rehabilitation up to that stage just yet.

Ibrahima Konaté has joined up with his new squad and took a full part in training over the last two days. The former RB Leipzig star looks like he could be a giant at the back alongside Van Dijk. Indeed, with Matip, Gomez, Van Dijk, and Konaté, Liverpool have one of the best groups of defenders in Europe now.

Last season’s hero, Nat Phillips has also been training with the first-team as has Ben Davies who is yet to play a single minute for the club.

Klopp also has the added luxury of having our African contingent of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, and Naby Keïta available for a complete pre-season schedule this summer.

James Milner, Takumi Minamino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kostas Tsimikas, Curtis Jones, and Harvey Elliott are also in Austria for this camp, among others.

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