Liverpool boss Klopp: No fast track plans for Van den Berg

We've Got So Many Leaders – Jurgen Klopp

We've Got So Many Leaders – Jurgen Klopp

Among the senior players to be with the team in the United States are Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk, all of whom are considered leaders by Liverpool manager Klopp.

Supporters will have to wait a little longer for their first glimpse of the summer signing in action with the £1.3million arrival from PEC Zwolle still awaiting global clearance.

"Millie looks again in the pre-season like [he's in] in his early 20s; but he isn't, he knows that, and we try to respect that".

"But I'd only seen videos of him so it surprised me when he stood in front of me and was taller than me - that doesn't happen too often in my life".

The 29-year-old's availability is believed to have attracted the attention of a whole a host of clubs, both in England and overseas, though according to the Mirror, Dean Smith's side are hopeful they attract Sturridge to Villa Park.

"But we need the intensity for preparing for a whole season, so we can not try to avoid high intensity before a game that is obviously a big one against a really strong side".

"He's a wonderful boy and he chose to join us, which is good".

"We don't struggle in the centre-back position, we have a lot of options. If we does, we find the solutions".