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Liverpool youngsters return home from pre-season camp as Reds move

Liverpool have moved from Austria to France for the next step of their pre-season camp, but will not be joined by some of their youngsters.

The Reds have been in central Europe for the last three weeks as part of their preparation for the new season.

The camp began in Salzburg before making the move to Tirol last week.

Now, they have travelled to Evian in France for the next step of their plan.

They will stay for less than a week, as they return to Merseyside to play Athletic Bilbao at Anfield next Sunday.

Assistant manager Pep Lijnders has confirmed to Liverpoolfc.com that some of the youngsters that were a part of the camp in Austria will not be going to Evian with the rest of the team.

The majority of the players that were absent from the start of the camp due to international games have now returned.

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Brazilian boys Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho will meet up with the squad in France, so the management have decided that there is no need for some of the u23 players to partake in the week’s training.

Lijnders has said that the youngsters made a good impression thus far in pre-season.

Certain youngsters still involved in Liverpool pre-season plans

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There are some younger stars that are still with the squad in Evian, however.

Leighton Clarkson, Owen Beck, Kaide Gordon and Conor Bradley have been pictured in training today. They join more established youngsters like Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones.

Clarkson has likely been kept on as Jordan Henderson is still on holiday.

Beck and Bradley remain as a part of the squad as the team’s third-choice left- and right-back respectively.

Gordon, meanwhile, has been very impressive in the games that he has played in Austria.

All of these younger players should be delighted with the fact that they have been kept with the squad. It is a big compliment to them and how highly they are clearly rated by the coaches.

They will be hoping that this decision could lead to some first-team minutes in 2021/22.

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