Here’s the key dates for Liverpool’s summer and into the new campaign.
Liverpool have announced nine pre-season friendlies – four in the north-west, three in America, one in Dublin and one at Anfield.
Those players not involved in the World Cup will return to Melwood on July 2, with an opening friendly at Chester just five days later.
A week before the new season starts, Liverpool will again play in Dublin – this time against Italian side Napoli – before hosting another Italian side, Torino, at Anfield on the Tuesday before the season opener against West Ham.
A change this year sees the domestic transfer window close on the Thursday before the season starts; although transfers to leagues such as Spain, France and Germany could still take place after that date.
Liverpool FC Summer 2018
2: Non-internationals return to pre-season training
7: Friendly vs. Chester FC – Swansway Stadium – July 7, 3pm
11: Friendly vs. Tranmere – Prenton Park – July 11, 7.45pm
14: Friendly vs. Bury – Gigg Lane – July 14, 7.30pm
15: World Cup ends
19: Friendly vs. Blackburn – Ewood Park July 19, 7.45pm
22: Friendly vs. Borussia Dortmund (North Carolina)
25/26: Friendly vs. Man City (New Jersey) *
28: Friendly vs. Man United (Michigan)
4: Friendly vs Napoli (Dublin)
7: Friendly vs Torino (Anfield)
9: Transfer window closes (5pm)
11: First weekend of new season
30: Champions League group-stage draw
31: International transfer window closes
18: Champions League group-stage matchday one
* The game against Man City takes place on the 25 in New Jersey; the early hours of the 26 in the UK.