Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson accepts that the competition for spots at Anfield is so strong, he may not even play in Sunday’s 2.30pm Premier League opener against West Ham.
With the arrivals of midfielders Fabinho and Naby Keita, the middle of the park is congested.
And Hendo says it’s like that all across the pitch.
The skipper says: “There’s competition everywhere.
“All over the pitch, we’ve got two or three players in the same position.
“It’s good competition. Everyone is pushing each other on in training to start.
“Even though I did a lot of training when I was away, and I feel good, it’s totally down to the manager and what he feels is right for the team.
“Because at the end of the day we want to win something this year and be successful – so we are going to need everyone.”