Jurgen Klopp is making plans to make use of the nine-day length between Liverpool’s clashes with Everton and Guy Town to mattress in new signing Virgil van Dijk.
Van Dijk formally finished his transfer from Southampton to Merseyside on Monday morning, having skilled for the primary time at Melwood the day before today.
The £75 million arrival was once now not a part of the travelling squad for the New Yr’s Day win away to Burnley alternatively, with every other centre-back, Ragnar Klavan, proving match-winner.
Klopp has frequently wired the will for endurance along with his new club-record signing, and talking after the 2-1 win at Turf Moor, he highlighted his plans for an adjustment length.
With little time to organize for Friday’s conflict with Everton within the FA Cup, it might be that Van Dijk makes his debut towards Town on January 14.
“I don’t know [when Van Dijk will make his debut],” he informed journalists.
“We made a couple of checks that make sense just for him and for us, to look the place he stands. That’s all. There is not any rush.
“He’s on fireplace and he actually desires it, that’s all excellent, however we have now to ensure he can carry out.
“Centre-half is a place which relies on the entire others at the pitch.
“There are a couple of demanding situations you need to remedy on your own, the entire leisure is all the time in combination. That suggests you need to track it so it really works actually in combination.
“We want time. A pre-season is for that typically however we don’t have a pre-season. The whole lot will likely be fantastic.
“After the Everton sport we have now somewhat bit extra time, that can assist, but it surely’s a long-term undertaking.
“So it’s now not necessary when he makes his first sport, it’s necessary what number of excellent video games he’ll play for Liverpool. That’s what I’m interested by.”