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 Liverpoolfc.com 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.
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— Joe Gomez (@J_Gomez97) July 13, 2021
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.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 12, 2021
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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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 13, 2021
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