Liverpool’s Luis Suarez may miss the July trip to Australia because of international duties.
The Uruguayan striker is likely to be involved in the Confederations Cup which runs from June 15 – 30 in Brazil and that could force the Reds not to bring him down under in July for fear of burning him out.
“If Luis is playing in that tournament, he may not be back at the start of pre-season for us because he needs to have a recovery period,” Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said.
“There will be an individual pattern for every player. The idea is to get everyone back in the summer as soon as possible to have a real push next year."