Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane will be fit for start of Liverpool pre-season

21 June 2017

Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane will be fit to join up with Jurgen Klopp’s squad for the start of pre-season training in July.


The pair missed the end of the 2016/17 campaign with foot and knee injuries respectively, depriving Jurgen Klopp of two of his key players.

The Reds ultimately finished fourth in the Premier League, setting up a Champions League playoff clash in mid-August, with Klopp eager to seal passage to Europe’s elite.

As a result, Liverpool’s summer preparations are of vital importance, with the majority of Klopp’s squad set to reconvene at Melwood at the beginning of next month.

And according to the Telegraph, both Henderson and Mane will be fit to take part from the beginning of pre-season.

Neither have taken time off this summer, instead remaining on Merseyside to continue their rehabilitation.

Henderson opted to stay at Melwood in order to return to full fitness after a troubling issue that kept him out for over three months, while Mane was required to undergo further treatment after surgery.

But now able to join their team-mates on the training field, they can target a productive summer schedule.

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 11, 2016: Liverpool's Danny Ings in action against Leicester City during the FA Premier League 2 Under-23 match at Prenton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

One player who won’t be available from the start, however, is Danny Ings, who is still working his way back to fitness following a long-term knee injury.

The former Burnley striker, who has spent much of his Liverpool career on the sidelines, could link up with the first team at some stage in the summer, though.

Neither Marko Grujic or Emre Can are expected to return until later, due to their summer commitments at the European U21 Championship and Confederations Cup respectively.

Grujic should come back into the fold sooner than Can, though, with Serbia facing an early exit from the tournament in Poland having taken just one point from their first two Group B clashes.

The young midfielder is suspended for his nation’s final game against Spain on Friday, having picked up two yellow cards.

Those who represented their countries in World Cup qualifiers will also be provided further time off, with Klopp calling upon his non-internationals first.

Liverpool begin their pre-season fixtures away to Tranmere Rovers on July 12, before taking in trips to Hong Kong, Germany and Ireland.

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