Liverpool have firmly begun pre-season preparations ahead of the upcoming 2020/21 campaign that will see Jurgen Klopp and the players look to defend their Premier League title.
The Reds are currently embarking on a training camp in Austria after plans of returning to Evian were scrapped due to the latest isolation restrictions implemented due to Covid-19.
Among the players involved were two returning Liverpool loanees, midfielder Marko Grujic as well as defender Nat Phillips.
Both players returned from loan spells in Germany with Hertha Berlin and Stuttgart respectively as both await developments on their futures regarding plans for next season.
Grujic, 24, was Klopp’s first signing as Liverpool manager in 2016 and the Serbian has become a peripheral figure at Anfield ever since.
Hertha Berlin want Grujic for a £13m price, according to reports from German publication Bild which is a very modest fee.
They claim that Hertha hope to secure Grujic’s services for a third year on loan, with the Serbian having shone over the past two.
Phillips meanwhile, has also returned to Liverpool following a loan spell with Stuttgart.
The 23-year-ol clocked up 23 appearances last season as Stuttgart secured their promotion back to the Bundesliga.
Phillips also featured for Liverpool in the FA Cup third-round victory against Merseyside rivals Everton back in January.
Klopp recalled Phillips back from Stuttgart to start in the world’s oldest cup competition where he played the full 90 minutes alongside Joe Gomez to register a clean sheet before returning back on loan to Germany days later.
According to reports from Goal, Phillips is the subject of interest of a number of Championship clubs and Liverpool have the option to cash in if the price is right.
While both Grujic and Phillips were among a number of returning Liverpool loanees to return to senior action, forward Harry Wilson remains unavailable after The Echo confirmed that Wilson alongside right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold are both nursing injuries.
Both injuries are described as minor and both are expected to feature during Liverpool’s Community Shield clash with Arsenal at Wembley on August 29.
Wilson has been the subject of interest among a number of Premier League clubs in recent weeks with the player’s future currently uncertain following consecutive loan spells away from Liverpool.
It is even stated that there is still a chance Wilson could be integrated into Liverpool’s first-team group, but faces an almighty battle to force his way into Klopp’s plans with places highly contested all around the squad.
Liverpool’s preferred interest would be to sell Wilson with the Reds deeming the forward to be valued at around £30 million.
Meanwhile, club-captain Jordan Henderson has returned to training following the knee injury that ended his season at Brighton in July.
Henderson, 30, was on crutches until late last month but has returned to action and will continue his rehabilitation in Austria alongside Joel Matip who also has been hindered by an ongoing knee issue.
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