LFC Tour 2016: Day Three

LFC Tour 2016: Day Three

Welcome to Liverpoolfc.com's rolling live blog for the third day of LFC's 2016 tour of the United States.

Remember, all the games are available on LFCTV and LFCTV GO. For full details, click here.

For day two's blog, click here.

That's all from our live blog on Day 3 of Liverpool's tour of America. It was another long - but productive - one for everybody involved, and we'll do it all again tomorrow.

Another open training session is planned for Stanford and you'll be able to follow extensive coverage of that and much, much more from the USA throughout Sunday.

It's been quite a remarkable 12 months for Kevin Stewart, particularly under the guidance of Jürgen Klopp... But how well do you know the midfielder?

Swot up on your knowledge by watching our free video below now.

Want to see our full photograph gallery from training? Of course you do. Click here. Right now.

Tonight we broadcast a live show from Liverpool's open training session at Stanford University.

Missed it? Watch it again for free below...

And here's how Ian Rush and Gary McAllister got on when they visited Street Soccer USA on the same day...

Remember we told you Robbie Fowler and Luis Garcia went to San Francisco Bay to sample some local culture? Well, watch the free video below to see their adventure...

Before that, the Reds were put through their paces in their latest training session in the USA...

But first...

Jürgen Klopp and the Liverpool squad stopped to meet supporters after tonight's opening training session at Stanford University, sign autographs and take a few selfies.

Dear diary...

It might be his birthday, but that hasn't stopped Danny Ings filing the second entry in his LFC Tour diary.

In it, the striker explains how his big day was marked by the Reds squad, reveals details of a gift bag from a member of club staff and speaks about his first meeting with Gini Wijnaldum.

Click here to read it in full - you don't want to miss it.

... and that's the way it remained. Coutinho went closest after some excellent build-up play with Sturridge, but Karius was equal to the No.10's effort.

The manager brings the squad together for some final words and now they will greet the local supporters who have watched on during the past 90 minutes.

A training match is now underway - yellow bibs v orange bibs. 0-0 at the moment...

Lovely bit of skill from Philippe Coutinho there. Collecting the ball in the box, the Brazilian faked a shot, waited for the goalkeeper to dive completely out of the way and then simply nudged it in. Magic.

It's an intense session for the Reds here at Stanford, with Klopp, Buvac and Krawietz guiding the team in a series of attacking drills. The players have been working specifically on the speed of their counter, tasked with moving the ball as quickly as possible in a mock situation.

And here's Divock Origi, back with the Reds after his summer holidays. Remember, you can watch training live now.

Georginio Wijnaldum has arrived at Liverpool's open training session - his first as a Reds player.

Open training at Stanford - and you can watch

Fans are just making their way into Stanford University to watch the Reds squad train on a beautiful surface. We're expecting Belgian trio Christian Benteke, Simon Mignolet and Divock Origi to be involved and there could well be a sight of new signing Georginio Wijnaldum.

Not in California but fancy watching the session? We've got you covered with a free stream on LFCTV GO.

A chat with the captain

Jordan Henderson has just sat down with LFCTV for an extended interview, which you'll be able to see both on the club's television channel and online shortly.

Shortly after arriving at the team hotel, Georginio Wijnaldum was greeted by his new boss, Jürgen Klopp. Click here for more photos.

Check out Georginio Wijnaldum's arrival in the USA in our free clip below...

We'll be broadcasting Liverpool's evening training session from Stanford University live and for free on LFCTV GO this evening from 1am BST.

For more details, click here.

Remember, we want to hear from you during our time on tour, so Tweet us using #LFCTourBlog.

There's a new face at team hotel in Palo Alto - Georginio Wijnaldum has just arrived after his flight from the UK straight after signing his long-term deal with the Reds.

If you haven't seen our video of Mamadou Sakho's behind-the-scenes GoPro video of Liverpool's squad trip to Alcatraz Island then why not?

Whet your appetite with this free clip of the defender gatecrashing an LFCTV interview with Jürgen Klopp below...

So, as you may have heard, there's a birthday in the LFC camp today - best wishes to Danny Ings, who turns 24 today.

He's due to file his second diary entry on Liverpoolfc.com later today, so stay tuned to find out how his big day was marked by the squad.

Belgian trio Simon Mignolet, Christian Benteke and Divock Origi will train for the first time this pre-season with the Reds today. They arrived at the team hotel last night following a brief break after taking part in Euro 2016 with their country.

So, it's another beautiful morning in Palo Alto and Liverpool's players have just headed out to take part in their first training session of the day in the sunshine.

A clutch of fans, who've been waiting for a glimpse of their heroes, are rewarded with a few selfies and autographs before the bus departs for Stanford University.

There's another busy day in store for all, so stick with us throughout the day.

Speaking of the man who prefers to be known as Gini...

He's ready to head out to the United States immediately and play a full part in the remainder of the pre-season tour, according to Jürgen Klopp.

Read all about it here.

Want to know Georginio Wijnaldum a little better? Then our 'Getting to Know' clip, which you can play for free below, is the best place to start!

He's a very smiley character, isn't he?

Top tat

Which LFC star recently got this inked onto their arm? And what's the story behind it?

Find out by clicking here!


So, to celebrate @LFC reaching six million followers on Twitter, we're offering you the chance to win a meeting with your LFC hero and attend a game at Anfield.

And getting involved is easy!

All you have to do is tweet us using the #TweetToMeet hashtag as well as a hashtag of the player you'd like to meet (such as #Lallana) then explain why you want to meet that Reds star. 

What a prize that is!

Big news on social media

We've reached a fairly significant milestone over on Twitter today and to celebrate we're offering you the chance to win an unbelievable prize.

Details coming up...

New signing Ragnar Klavan seems to be settling into life at LFC pretty well - and he says that's all down to his new teammates.

He told Liverpoolfc.com: "They are friendly and help me a lot. You can see the team spirit is really good here. I’m really excited."

Click here to read more from the Estonian.

LFCTV GO subscribers can also watch that chat in full by pressing play on the clip embedded below.

Not a subscriber? Find out more here.

Premier League prep

Jürgen Klopp has seven fresh faces, the majority of his international stars, and plenty of time to train on his hands.

And the boss says that means now is the perfect time to start getting ready for the first game of the new Premier League season - away at Arsenal on August 13.

Read what he said to say in our exclusive interview here.

Mama knows best

We start with a couple of things you might have missed overnight if you're back in the UK.

First up is this brilliant video from Mamadou Sakho, who agreed to take fans on a tour of Alcatraz Prison during a visit to the island for him and his teammates.

Click play below to check it out.

We're back for another day of the LFC Tour 2016 and, while the first fixture of the trip against Chelsea is still some way off, there's sure to be plenty going on.

The players are being put through their paces in training regularly by Jürgen Klopp as he prepares for the long campaign ahead, and there's also plenty of time to make trips to see the sights.

Stick with us for updates throughout the day.

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