Klopp gives positive updates on Liverpool duo
As last season drew to a close Liverpool were without the services of two of their key men: Joel Matip and the captain, Jordan Henderson.
The pair were crucial to Liverpool's title winning season, with Henderson, in particular, leading the charge and winning himself personal accolades in the process.
So to hear the following update from Jurgen Klopp is heartening indeed, ahead of the new season: "[It's] good. Both are very positive, both are more or less pain-free now. Now they have to adapt just to the intensity and they do that with the fitness coaches and not with us.
"In the moment when they give us the green light then they are back in team training.
"How I said, we should not rush it in the moment. I would love to have both in the squad obviously but in the moment it's not possible.
"So they will be back in the early stages of the new season. Hopefully for the first match already."