Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum warmly welcomed back by Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool pre-season following Nations League exploits
- Liverpool’s UEFA Nations League boys have reported back to pre-season training
- Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Co were warmly greeted by Jurgen Klopp
- Klopp will be hoping the Liverpool quartet hit the ground running in pre-season
Virgil van Dijk and his fellow Nations League boys got down to business again on Saturday as they reported back to Liverpool pre-season.
Van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum were given some extra time off following their Nations League exploits at the back end of last season in Portugal.
And on Saturday morning, the England and Holland stars returned to Liverpool’s Melwood training base as they look to hit ground running before the new campaign.
Virgil van Dijk received a warm welcome back as the Nations League boys returned to training
Van Dijk helped lead Holland to the Nations League final, where they lost against Portugal
Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson is greeted by Dejan Lovren at Melwood on Saturday
Liverpool right back Trent Alexander-Arnold will be hoping to hit the ground running again
Following their historic Champions League triumph in Madrid, there is clearly a special bond at Liverpool and that was highlighted by Jurgen Klopp.
The German manager was seen warmly embracing the Reds quartet as they joined up with their team-mates once again.
Van Dijk and Co will be looking to pick up from where they left off after a brilliant last campaign both domestically and in Europe.
Georginio Wijnaldum also returned to Liverpool pre-season on Saturday morning
Henderson appeared in high spirits as he joined up with his Reds team-mates again
Liverpool, captained by Henderson and marshalled in defence by Van Dijk, claimed their sixth European title in June by beating Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final in Madrid.
They also took the Premier League title race right down to the last match of the season, with City pipping the Reds by an agonising one point.
Klopp will be determined to go one better next season and lead Liverpool to their first Premier League title.
The Anfield outfit face newly-promoted Norwich at home in their opening top-flight encounter.
Van Dijk will hope to play another key role as Liverpool go on the quest for Premier League title
Alexander-Arnold will be looking to go from strength-to-strength at Anfield next season