Van Dijk, Robertson and Jota to face Hertha Berlin

Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota arrived at Liverpool’s training camp in Austria last week.

The pair are likely to play some part in Thursday’s friendly against Hertha Berlin at the at Tivoli Stadion, as the Reds ramp up the fitness levels ahead of the new season.

“They will have minutes, that’s the plan,” Jurgen Klopp told the official site. “They obviously trained completely normal all the time now and we try to involve them.”

For other members of the squad it will be another chance to put more match time in and for Virgil van Dijk it will be an opportunity to test his fitness after returning from injury.

“For some of them it’s the plan,” he continued. “Some of them are ready for 60 minutes, it will be hard for them definitely but it means then others play 30 minutes and stuff like this, or even maybe 20 minutes and these kind of things.

“Pre-season is about trying, it’s a proper, proper challenge to bring all these individuals to the best possible physical shape and make us more ready or stronger as a team.”