Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has admitted that he does not know when he will be physically fit to play in the new season.
Before his match against
admitted that it was difficult for him for 20 minutes, and there is still a lot to do to play in the Premier League again.
Van Dijk told the club's official website:
"I'm doing well. It's obviously been a tough pre-season, coming back from such a long time [out] to be playing and training with the boys again is a big thing
"After the [Hertha] game, I was empty, drained. I'd played 20 minutes but it wasn't because of the game, it was because of everything that had happened the whole week and the whole day.
"We are in close contact with Andreas [Schlumberger, head of recovery and performance] making sure we are giving the right feedback: we have to be honest with ourselves, and that's how we are where we are at the moment.
"The same goes now for Thursday; I've heard we'll play at least 30 minutes, but it could be maybe longer, and then we just build it up.
"We have another friendly which I am looking forward to at Anfield, of course, at the weekend or on Monday, one of the two, so I will get more minutes then if things go well. Then the league will start. At the end of the day, it's all about what the manager wants and we will see how it progresses."
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