Jürgen Klopp has explained the process that goes on behind the scenes to ensure his squad are in the best possible condition during a demanding season.

Virgil van Dijk is currently on course to become the first Liverpool outfield player since Robbie Fowler in 1994-95 and 1995-96 to be ever-present in back-to-back league campaigns.

And Klopp has detailed the collective effort delivered by everyone at the club that maintains the players' availability throughout the course of a campaign.

Speaking at his pre-Arsenal press conference on Tuesday, the Reds boss said: "Now we speak about Virgil but the boys do it.

"We do everything around them to provide the perfect things what they need for recovery. 

"How I said, not only Virgil. Virgil played all the games but all the others were pretty much always available, a lot of them. That makes it easier to be on the pitch. 

"It's what he has to do. He's a sensational professional – no doubt about that – but he plays centre-half. They don't run exactly like the midfielders for some games at least for us. 

"It's up to the boys. They take care and from what we can do from the club side, we do, of course. We try to improve that every day actually. 

"For sure every season we look at how the different recovery things work and if they are good, we stick to them and improve them. If they don't work really, then we change them. That's how our process is. 

"We learn still always and the intensity of the game will not stop, it will always get more and more intense. 

"We have to make sure that we bring the boys every three days in the best possible shape on the pitch."

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