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Liverpool training ground opens for pre-season as Arne Slot has insight into returning stars

Liverpool training ground opens for pre-season as Arne Slot has insight into returning stars

Liverpool’s 2024/25 season has officially begun with the AXA Training Centre opening for pre-season training on Monday.

The Reds have welcomed back their Under-21s, Under-18s and loanees who have returned for pre-season testing, with the first team expected to follow suit on Friday. On the same day, Arne Slot will host his first press conference after taking over from Jurgen Klopp in May.




However, not all of Slot’s inherited squad will be available from Friday, as 11 players are still involved in Euro 2024 or the Copa America. Despite the fact that many will be absent, Slot and company have gained a greater idea of ​​when the players will be back after seeing how much they have progressed so far in their respective tournaments.

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Andy Robertson, Dominik Szoboszlai and Vitezslav Jaros were ruled out of Euro 2024 last week and, given Liverpool’s tradition of giving their players a three-week break, they are likely to return to the AXA Training Centre in mid-July.

Wataru Endo is expected to be relieved of Olympic duty, following Mohamed Salah and Stefan Bajcetic, meaning Slot will face no further disruption to Liverpool’s pre-season preparations. The trio will join the senior group due to report later this week, alongside Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Caoimhin Kelleher, Jarell Quansah and Conor Bradley.

Loaneers Fabio Carvalho, Nat Phillips, Owen Beck, Sepp van den Berg and Tyler Morton are also expected to join the group, although some have already returned earlier in the week, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Rhys Williams, now 23, could also be in contention for the first team despite spending the latter half of last season with the Under-21s after returning from loan spells at Aberdeen and Port Vale. Likewise, Billy Koumetio is no longer eligible as an Under-21 player, and it remains to be seen how much attention Slot will give the Frenchman following his half-season loan at Blackburn Rovers.