Jurgen Klopp has had 16 senior players start pre-season over the last week and is now to welcome back the remaining Reds who were handed an extended break after the 2021/22 season.
Van Dijk is one of those players who is “ready to get back now and enjoy the new season” having taken valuable time to rest and recharge with his family after his incredible comeback season.
The Dutchman made 51 appearances last season, the most of his Liverpool career, on return from an ACL injury, and will only be stronger this time around.
His post on Instagram was met by enthusiasm from Jordan Henderson, who is ready to have his centre-back in the squad after Van Dijk’s 31st birthday celebrations.
Thiago is also ready to head “back to Liverpool” after a summer to remember, one that saw him take in sights in Spain and Italy with his family and national compatriots Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets.
Jota popped the question to his partner, Rute Cardoso, and now has a date for a wedding to set with his childhood sweetheart saying “yes:”
And Fabinho and his wife, Rebeca Tavares, announced they are expecting a baby boy after posting their gender reveal on Instagram, an occasion they shared with family and friends:
The quartet are also to be joined by Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Alisson, Darwin Nunez, Curtis Jones, Naby Keita, Kostas Tsimikas, Ibrahima Konate and Caoimhin Kelleher as the second wave of players returning for pre-season.