Liverpool will begin to welcome back their World Cup stars for pre-season training when they head to America at the end of next week.
A busy summer schedule sees the Reds split their warm-up games for the season into three.
Four games against north-west opponents make for an easy-going domestic start, before International Champions Cup participation in the States.
Finally, a training camp in France will precede games against Napoli in Dublin and Torino at Anfield.
While the first few fixtures have been an opportunity for fringe players and youth prospects to impress, the international contingent who have been participating at Russia 2018 will now also return.
“They had their holiday and then they’ll come with us to the USA. They only had three weeks’ holiday so it means they didn’t lose too much.
“We have to see how they present and then we’ll see if they can play in the games. They will be there. And then the last group [of World Cup players] comes much later.”
In that latter group Klopp referred to will be the ones who made it through the knock-outs, though again there is an amount of staggering due to England, Croatia and Belgium reaching the last four.
First back, though, will be Roberto Firmino—who will return for the training trip to France.
“Bobby will be in for the second camp,” Klopp said.
“Then we have the English guys, Simon [Mignolet] and Dejan [Lovren] will come another week later – we’ll already be back from France and will have exactly one week to prepare the game [against West Ham United]. That’s no problem.”
It’s fair to assume that while one week won’t be a problem tactically, that last group might not be in the best possible physical shape.