The day after the 2020/21 season officially comes to a close, a new season begins for Liverpool and there is a lot to look forward to throughout the pre-season.
Seven weeks after wrapping up a season like no other, 34 members of عضو Jürgen KloppThe team will return to the training grounds as preparations begin for 2021/2022.
Picturesque Austria will provide the backdrop to the summer milling as the foundations are laid for another batch in silverware.
A handful of notable faces will be absent initially, however, after their international exploits and are unlikely to be brought back to make sure they head into the new campaign mentally and physically refreshed.
At the moment, no friendlies have been announced but a number is in the works throughout another important pre-season.
Here are five things we can’t wait to see from Liverpool in the coming weeks.
The return of the triple center back
Remember what it was like when you had your first choice of central defenders available? Nor are we.
It’s been a long time Virgil van DijkAnd the Joe Gomez And the Joel Matip Once again in the mix and it will be a great sight to see them train alongside their teammates and hopefully take part in a number of friendlies.
After such long-term setbacks, they will likely be treated with caution as it has to be a marathon rather than a sprint to ensure they remain available to Klopp’s squad throughout next season.
Van Dijk has been out since October, Gomez in November and Matip January and they have all been named to the 34-man squad, enough to bring a smile to any Reds’ face.
As Klopp said in March: “We will be completely over the moon when they are ready to train with us at the start of the pre-season.” That’s what we are, Jurgen.
First look at Konate as red
Our new No. 5 has already made an impression with his social media posts that included his hype video and a Liverpool-inspired party, and now it’s time to see what he can do as a Red.
The 22-year-old is highly rated as our first and only signature to date and there will be plenty of eyes on him as he battles for a place at the back.
Like any new signing under Klopp, a settlement period is likely to be required, but there is no doubt he will be given the opportunity to impress him.
With Matip and Gomez back in contention for the primary berth, Konat will also raise his hand as he has shown he doesn’t lack any confidence.
With pre-season matches and four competitions next season, we shouldn’t be starving to see the young Frenchman in action.
I hope it’s not the only new signature we’ll be watching.
Elliot seizes the moment
“I think that should be everyone’s goal: to join the team. To get in and at least beat it,” Elliott’s words after signing a new long-term contract.
It’s safe to say the goal is clear. Currently, a loan is not on the table, and with the future of other Liverpool strikers uncertain, the door is open for the 18-year-old.
Largely untested at the highest level, Elliott will remain an exciting member of Klopp’s squad and his loan to Blackburn was a resounding success is cause for optimism.
Liverpool’s ‘little diamond’ will need work and it will be interesting to see how Klopp uses the teenager, and whether any hints can be caught early on on how he sees his role in the 2021/22 season.
Young man jumping from the crowd الحشو
With no group of dignitaries early on, 11 members of the academy received a ticket on the plane and seven of them had relatively unknown names.
They are the shining lights of the next generation and although their time may not come next season, the experience of being in Austria with the first group will be more valuable than an academic match.
Klopp has always insisted that if you’re good enough, you’re old, and pre-season usually gives a glimpse of what’s to come.
It will be fun to watch and see how the young stars navigate the summer and if they could change their course and make the director stop for a moment.
Fans and the natural state!
It has always felt out of reach for more than 16 months, but hope has regained with fans now back in the stands.
The lifeblood of the game has been badly lost and that we have the opportunity to reclaim an essential part of our lives is truly incredible and players will be as if they were over the moon.
Friendly matches in Austria are scheduled to allow fans, and Anfield is expected to host a match this summer, this will be the first time since March 2020 that a large crowd can attend.
There will be plenty of emotions and spine-tingling moments and we can’t wait for the day when the Four Corners at Anfield make sure the ground is nothing but a cauldron of hype.
After all,’There is no noise like the noise of Anfield“.