Pre-season 2017: Live from Melwood Day Two

Pre-season 2017: Live from Melwood

Follow our live blog as we bring you coverage of day two of pre-season training from Melwood, with behind-the-scenes snippets of Liverpool's preparations for the 2017-18 campaign.

6.14pm

The players are just wrapping up their last session of the day, so it's time for us to call it a day here at Melwood too.

But that doesn't mean we're downing tools - stay tuned to Liverpoolfc.com for more news, exclusive interviews and more from the second day of pre-season training.

Catch you again soon.

5.27pm

Jürgen oversees training

The boss casting a keen eye over the players.

5.12pm

In action

A few stretches before the more strenuous work gets under way.

4.59pm

Out again

The first-team squad have just this moment taken to the Melwood pitches for the second training session of the day.

This could be the reason players insist pre-season isn't enjoyable.

3.52pm

Free video: Slow-motion training

After a day of tests on Wednesday, the lads were out on the lush grass today - and so were we.

Take a glimpse of the work being done at Melwood with our slow-motion footage below...

3.30pm

Fixture changes

In case you missed it earlier, it was announced that Liverpool's first game of the season, against Watford, will kick-off at 12.30pm on Saturday August 12.

To see the four other changes to the Reds' fixture list, click here.

2.20pm

More, more, more

And if you want to take a look at a full gallery of the session, click here!

2.10pm

Out on the pitches

We've got some brilliant images from today's training session. Here's a teaser...

1.56pm

Behind the scenes like never before...

It's day two at Melwood of course, but we have just published a sensational video montage from the opening day of training on LFCTV GO. It's one you simply cannot miss. Watch it below now...

12.30pm

Lucas Leiva has just stopped for a quick chat with us at Melwood following the conclusion of the first session. You can read or watch what he had to say on Liverpoolfc.com shortly.

12.06pm

More of Mane...

...at Melwood today. Click here for the latest on his fitness.

11.59am

Sadio steps things up

Sadio Mane is getting closer to full fitness after stepping up his return from the knee injury that curtailed his 2016-17 season.

Read our exclusive update on his condition here.

Alternatively, check out our video of the No.19 returning to the pitch below.

11.26am

Back at it

The players are out on the pitches at Melwood as the first session of the day begins.

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10.30am

It's not just the players at Melwood who are working hard...

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10.07am

One man who has been a constant presence at Melwood this summer is Danny Ings as he's tirelessly continued his recovery from injury over the break.

And the man himself is feeling good.

“I’m doing really well at the moment. Timescale-wise, I’m unsure but I’m feeling closer and closer every day. I’m back doing ball work. My fitness levels are getting back, it has been a while. I’m enjoying it and I’m feeling strong."

Click here to read more from Ings.

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09.55am

True or False?

Think you know a lot about Roberto Firmino? It's time to put your knowledge to the test.

We've got a small quiz on the Reds' new No.9 and his time at Anfield so far, which you can take here.

In the interests of full disclosure, I managed 8/10.

9.40am

The players have arrived for another day of double sessions at Melwood. They'll grab a bite to eat in the canteen before heading outside at 11am to begin the day's work.

9.31am

Ready for action

Jon Flanagan made a welcome return to Melwood yesterday and told Liverpoolfc.com that he is "raring to go" for the new season after spending 2016-17 on loan at Burnley.

Read our exclusive interview here.

09.08am

ICYMI...

Missed day one of pre-season? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Our video round-up, which you can find here, features arrivals, exclusive interviews and much more.

And to whet your appetite, here's the boss speaking to LFCTV.

8.59am

Welcome

Good morning! We're back at Melwood for day two of pre-season training as Liverpool's preparations for the 2017-18 season continue.

After working their way through the necessary physical tests yesterday, the players are going to use the ball for the first time today - something they're no doubt looking forward to.

Stick with us for updates throughout the day.