Jurgen Klopp has said Liverpool’s preseason will offer the perfect platform for new signings Naby Keita and Fabinho to adapt to learn and adapt to their style.
Keita and Fabinho were both present at Melwood on Monday to undergo testing as a total of 26 Liverpool players returned to the club after the summer break.
“Very, very happy to finally have Naby here. It took a while,” Klopp said. “Fabinho is also here and that’s perfect for the moment.
“It’s even better they can start from the first day with the training because they have to learn the most, they have to adapt to our style of play.
“We have nine games until the season starts and we will need them all. They all are important in a different way. They are here, we can start, that’s good.”
Klopp wants his Liverpool side to build on their consecutive top-four finishes and appearance in last season’s Champions League final.
“That’s the plan,” he added. “We are always ambitious, we are still ambitious, so we did a few nice things in the last couple of years, but we know as well that we can still improve so we want to build on the things we’ve achieved so far.
“We know all the good things, we know all the not so good things. Life is always [about] learning from your experiences, I hope we can show that.
“The first day is a testing day so the boys have to show how they worked through the summer period.
“I had a rest apart from being on the telephone for plenty of hours, but the boys will obviously have a programme — and if they did it the tests will be good and we won’t have to do that much physical work, but if they didn’t it will be a little bit more intense!”
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