Pre-season 2018: Live from Melwood Day Three

Live from Melwood: Pre-season day three

Follow our live blog from inside Melwood on day three of Liverpool's pre-season training ahead of 2018-19, including the latest news, photos, videos and much more. This page will auto-update, there's no need to refresh.

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4.57pm

Back to it...

The players are getting ready to head out for their second and final session of Wednesday. 

And so we'll leave it there for today - join us again tomorrow for more live updates from inside Melwood on day four of the Reds' pre-season programme.

4.41pm

'Quicker, quicker...'

Take another unique look inside the Reds' training sessions with our clip below...

4.17pm

Fabinho on Twitter...

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3.46pm

Up close and personal

Want a flavour of what pre-season training is like for the players? Watch our sensational Inside Training montage from Tuesday's double workout.

3.43pm

On this day...

...in 2005 and 2007 respectively, Liverpool secured the services of Spanish stars Pepe Reina and Fernando Torres.

For a bit of fun - because we're all about fun here at Liverpoolfc.com - we've put together a little quiz for you to get stuck into on this sunny afternoon.

Think you can name all of the Spaniards to have represented the Reds? Click here to test yourself.

3.40pm

Divock feeling positive

Divock Origi is back at Melwood following his season-long loan spell with Wolfsburg - and it's fair to say he's in good spirits.

We caught up with him for a quick chat earlier, in which he told us: “I just have to keep my focus on enjoying myself on the pitch and giving everything. The next few weeks will show. The feet do the talking on the pitch, so we will see how it goes. I am positive.”

Click here to read more from Divock, or watch the interview in full below now.

3.31pm

Back to business

After eating some lunch and having a rest following their morning exertions, the Liverpool squad are congregating back at Melwood ahead of Wednesday's second session of the day, which is due to take place around 5pm.

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12.35pm

Origi and Ojo quizzed

Two fresh interviews in the bag for LFCTV, with Divock Origi and Sheyi Ojo speaking to Peter McDowall and Sam Williams respectively after training today.

Stay tuned to Liverpoolfc.com to read those in full - you'll also be able to watch on LFCTV GO.

12.22pm

Fabinho's first chance to pull on the red shirt could come at Chester FC this Saturday - a game we'll be broadcasting live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO. Click here for details on how you can tune in.

12.21pm

Fabinho speaks

Our new midfielder has been speaking about his transfer from AS Monaco to Liverpool this summer - and it's fair to say he's a little bit excited about pulling on the red jersey for the first time.

"A club with Liverpool's history wants you? Come on, you just pack your bags and go! It will be an honour to wear the famous red shirt. For a club like Liverpool, a good season means trophies."

Read more from Fabinho by clicking here.

12.14pm

First session complete

That's the day's first session completed at Melwood as the players head back inside to shower and have some lunch.

They're scheduled to take a second workout later today at around 5pm.

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11.47am

Pep Lijnders is now overseeing a sharp pass-and-move drill with the outfield players, while John Achterberg works with the goalkeepers over on the far side of the training ground.

Jürgen Klopp and his staff are keeping a close eye on proceedings on the right of the photograph below...

11.35am

The players are now completing some resistance and core strength exercises under the watchful eye of Andreas Kornmayer, before heading over to the pitch to do ball work.

10.51am

Weather

Weather latest

As mentioned yesterday, our much-loved weather updates aren't restricted to just matchdays only.

And also as mentioned yesterday, the weather is glorious at Melwood once again.

It's currently 21 degrees with not a cloud in the sky - and the thermometer is set to rise another few notches before the day is out.

Magnificent.

11.03am

And we're off...

The first session of the day is underway at Melwood.

The players are kicking things off with a series of mat-based warm-up exercises and foam roller activities.

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9.46am

Melwood's canteen is a hive of activity at the moment as the players eat breakfast ahead of their first session of the day.

You probably won't be surprised to hear that it's once again a hot and sunny day in Liverpool - so plenty of fluids are essential, lads!

9.41am

Wilson targeting first-team berth

We had the chance to speak to the returning Harry Wilson as he came off the Melwood pitches following yesterday's first training session.

The Welshman outlined his lofty aims for the new season after an impressive spell on loan at Hull City last term.

“It’s great to be back,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

“I enjoyed my loan spell but I’ve been looking forward to it all summer, coming back in and getting started again, starting the hard work.

“Last year I was desperate to make an impact in pre-season but I picked up a little injury and that stopped me doing so. With the loan spell behind me, I’ve got a lot of confidence and belief that this season can be my season.

“I went out and got the minutes I needed, scored a few goals and helped Hull climb the table a bit. I really enjoyed that. Now I’m focusing on doing well in pre-season and hopefully getting into this team.”

Read more here.

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9.13am

Well done, lads

Before we get into things here at Melwood, let's take a quick look at events in Russia yesterday evening.

It was a huge night for Reds duo Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold as England clinched a place in the World Cup quarter-finals courtesy of a penalty shootout victory over Colombia.

Click here to read more about a great win for the Three Lions.

9.04am

We go again...

It's time to get our live blog up and running for day three of Liverpool's preparations for the 2018-19 season.

Jürgen Klopp and his players are back at it again today for double sessions - stick with us for updates from Melwood, including pictures, video and insight, throughout the day.