Pre-season 2017: Live from Melwood
It's day one of pre-season training for Liverpool ahead of 2017-18 - and we'll be live at Melwood throughout the day bringing you all the news and behind-the-scenes snippets as the Reds begin to ready themselves for the campaign ahead.
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The first day of pre-season training is coming to a close, with most of the players having departed Melwood for home.
They'll be back in tomorrow for another day of double sessions, in which they'll do some ball work for the first time.
And Liverpoolfc.com will be based at the club's training ground once again to bring you exclusive content and access you won't be able to find anywhere else.
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The manager speaks
LFCTV GO subscribers can watch the first section of our exclusive interview with Klopp below...
Klopp: The boys are ready and I'm ready
The boss was in a typically enthusiastic mood when we caught up with him at Melwood, explaining why there is plenty of cause for 'real optimism' as the Reds get ready for the new season.
Click here to read his take on day one.
Day one of pre-season in photos
It's been a busy day here at Melwood - take a look at our gallery of the best photos here.
Happy birthday, boss
Jürgen Klopp was treated to a belated 50th birthday celebration upon arriving at Melwood earlier today.
Find out more by clicking here.
You can now watch our full interview with Joe Gomez below.
Alternatively, click here to read more from the young defender, who sees pre-season as a 'fresh start' for him following his injury issues.
There's a live update from Melwood coming up on the channel very shortly... 📺 https://t.co/wipIVzFxaT https://t.co/gcI7BjZI4c— LFCTV (LFCTV) 5th Jul 10:55
Some of the players are taking a well-earned breather at the moment by grabbing a spot of lunch in the Melwood canteen following the bleep test.
They'll be back at it this afternoon, though!
Great words from the gaffer...
"I saw the boys this morning and I saw in their faces that they're ready to go. So I'm ready to go. It's cool!"
The manager has just stopped for a chat with Liverpoolfc.com. Stay logged on to find out what Klopp had to say about pre-season and much more later today.
Brewster injury confirmed
One player who sadly isn't part of pre-season training today is Rhian Brewster, who is facing around eight weeks out after suffering a foot injury during the summer.
Click here for the full story.
'I see it as a fresh start to go again and attack this season'
The words of Joe Gomez, who we've just had a quick chat with here at Melwood.
The young defender also described himself as '100 per cent' fit after his return from long-term injury problems last season.
Stay tuned to Liverpoolfc.com to hear more from Gomez later today...
All smiles as some of the lads arrived earlier this morning...
So, group one have finished breakfast and are now in the performance gym undertaking movement and stretching screenings, while group two are arriving at Melwood ahead of the start to their schedule.
The boss is back
A lovely snap from the boots area inside the training ground. No need to tell you who these belong to...
The first group of players have walked through here and are about to embark on body mass, height and bio measurements before taking breakfast. A leisurely opening to proceedings.
What the day entails
So, what do these tests and assessments involve today? We got the lowdown from the medical department at Melwood on the work the players will be doing this morning and then later in the afternoon.
Scales, movement, endurance, jumps - all of the details can be found by clicking here.
It's almost time...
The players are due to start arriving here at Melwood shortly. It's an early start for some of them, with initial tests scheduled in for 8.30am.
What we'll be bringing you today...
The best access possible to Liverpool's first day of pre-season training - content you simply won't be able to get anywhere else, in a nutshell.
But in summary...
- Liverpoolfc.com: We're running this live blog throughout the day with all the news, behind-the-scenes snippets, photos, social media posts and more as the players return. We'll also have exclusive interviews, videos and much more.
- LFCTV GO: There'll be numerous clips published throughout the day including fly-on-the-wall footage, interviews as well as a polished BTS package of the first day back.
- LFCTV: We'll have live news bulletins from Melwood at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm, as well as our live main round-up at 5pm.
- Social media: Our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat feeds will be populated with content throughout the day, so make sure you're following them.
Who's here today?
We revealed last night that there are 22 players expected at Melwood for the first day of pre-season training.
Among them are senior stars who weren't involved in end-of-season internationals, returning loan players and those who were recovering from injuries at the end of last term.
You can have a read of who'll be about today by clicking here.
...and welcome to Melwood for the first day of pre-season training ahead of 2017-18!
It's an early start for us, but we'll be with you throughout the day blogging live from the club's training facility as the Reds begin preparations for the new campaign.
The players are scheduled to undertake a series of tests on their first day back, and we'll have exclusive behind-the-scenes access to everything that's going on.
But firstly, it's time for Liverpoolfc.com scribe Chris Shaw to break with tradition and get a round of strong coffees in to kick-start the day...
Milk, no sugar please, Shawsy.