Liverpool Centre-Back Duo Set to Start Against Norwich
Liverpool are set to start their Premier League season at Carrow Road against Daniel Farke's newly promoted Norwich on the 14th of August.
The Reds have had a fair few injuries and a lot of players will be returning from a long stint out.
Jordan Henderson will be back after missing the back end of the season and Thiago will be back to full fitness!
The two players who Liverpool fans really want to know about is Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez though.
The pair both suffered season ending injuries early on in the Premier League season which meant Liverpool had their centre-back crisis last season.
However, The Reds have addressed this issue by signing Ibrahima Konate for £36million from RB Leipzig this summer.
Konate has already impressed during pre-season and he is drawing resemblances to the man he will be hoping to be partnered up with next season, Virgil van Dijk.
Despite Gomez's and Virgil's return to first team training, it seems like Liverpool don't want to take any unnecessary risks and Klopp wants to keep them in tip top condition for when they make a full return.
This has meant that it looks like Joel Matip and new boy Ibrahima Konate are set to start the season against Norwich, according to James Pearce.
Talk about being thrown into the deep for the young Frenchman!
This isn't a massive worry for Liverpool fans as Konate has played at the highest level and he will have Alisson, Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson to help him settle in to life in the Premier League.