Jurgen Klopp would have liked Liverpool to spend the entire summer in Germany, but the demands of a club with global reaches dictate otherwise.
The midfielder, who turned 30 this month, says he will never be pain-free but stressed that the situation has improved since he went under the knife.
Pedro, 29, was taken off in the first half of the 3-0 win in Beijing after a heavy collision with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina.
Victor Lindelof is struggling and Jose Mourinho's flexible formations: here's the talking points from Manchester United's tour so far.
Alvaro Morata will make his first appearance for Chelsea in the International Champions Cup preseason friendly against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
The Spain international played 29 times last season as the Blues regained the Premier League title, but only started on 13 occasions in the league.
Chelsea's return to European action means that Conte could find himself fielding two sides throughout the season: a core XI and second string.
Algeria international Mahrez has handed in a transfer request but is training with Leicester until a club matches their asking price.
Ronald McDonald made a surprise on-pitch appearance before Manchester United and Real Madrid kicked off their International Champions Cup match.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is hopeful Ander Herrera's injury is not too serious despite lasting just six minutes against Real Madrid.
It is up to Southampton to prove that bullies don't always win. Keeping Virgil van Dijk from Liverpool is a must for now boss Mauricio Pellegrino.
Italy international Candreva, who worked with Antonio Conte during his time in charge of the national team, has said he is happy in Milan.
The Gunners are home after an exhausting trip. The preseason tour revealed Arsene Wenger's defensive approach and a forward pairing that needs work.
Newcastle United are lining up a move for RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, sources in Germany have told ESPN FC.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan says his struggle to impress Jose Mourinho at Manchester United has made him a better player.
Vincent Kompany has missed much time over two seasons because of injury but his leadership and ability means he remains crucial for Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp is confident that Liverpool will agree to a new deal with Emre Can, a player he calls "very important" to the club.
Antalyaspor have said they are in talks with Arsenal to sign Jack Wilshere but may struggle to afford the midfielder.
Laurent Koscielny has made it clear he intends to see out his contract with Arsenal.