Jurgen Klopp issues an update on Van Dijk, Gomez, Matip and Alexander-Arnold injury
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Jurgen Klopp offers a crucial update on his first-team defenders.

The likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold were all on a rehabilitation programme for the last eight months and are now a part of Liverpool’s pre-season training at the team’s base.

Jurgen Klopp assesses how he will use the quartet in the coming days.

“No, they aren’t [at the same level as the others], but it’s different,” said the boss exclusively to Liverpoolfc.com.

“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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