LFC's Austrian Tour | Let's start as we mean to go on!

With only three or four weeks before the greatest football league in the world kicks off again a large group of Liverpool players, 34 of them in fact, have headed to Austria for their pre-season boot camp followed by several friendlies. Here's a breakdown of who is already in the training camp.

James Milner, Adrian, Ben Davies, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip, Nat Phillips, Divock Origi, Ben Woodburn, Rhys Williams, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kostas Tsimikas, Caoimhin Kelleher, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones, Taiwo Awoniyi, Marko Grujic, Harvey Elliott, Loris Karius, Takumi Minamino, Jake Cain, Leighton Clarkson, Marcelo Pitaluga, Harvey Davies, Billy Koumetio, Owen Beck, Kaide Gordon, Mateusz Musialowski, Tyler Morton, Conor Bradley.

Now on to the upcoming friendlies:

Tuesday July 20th: Thirty-minute mini games Vs FC Wacker Innsbruck and VfB Stuttgart (behind closed doors)

Friday July 23rd: Vs FSV Mainz 05 - Greisbergers Betten-Arena

Thursday July 29th: Vs Hertha BSC - Tivoli Stadium

Check your local guides to see if these matches will be televised. I do believe if you have a LFCTV subscription you should be able to watch the matches there.

There will be more pre-season matches announced in the not too distant future. Hopefully on a somewhat higher level so as to help get the lads ready for their upcoming difficult title campaign.

On a side note here's what Jurgen Klopp had to say about VVD, Gomez and Matip, who all participated in the first training session this morning, as well some insight into Trent Alexander's situation.

“No, they aren’t [at the same level as the others], but it’s different,” said the boss. “Let’s start with: all four look really good, I have to say. Look really good.

“Now we are in constant talks with the medical department, the fitness department, the rehab department about what is right for them today: do they have to do maybe a little bit more than the rest of the group, do they have to do a little bit less?

“So, especially Virg and Joe will not have double sessions now for the first few days with the team; they have a second session of the day but it’s with Andreas Schlumberger, with the rehab department, physiotherapy, these kinds of things. That’s for these two. [They] look really good. I don’t know exactly when we can make the next steps but it will happen in the next four weeks, for sure – we will get a big step forward.

“Joel looks good, absolutely, he is the closest probably to normal training and then we will see when we get him started for playing.

“Trent was a serious enough injury but now not a major one, I would say. He is close but in the moment, probably the next five or six days he has a special programme: from time to time with the team, probably from time to time by himself. But then in five or six or seven days he should be in normal team training.”

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