Pre-season 2018: Live from Melwood Day Two

Live from Melwood: Pre-season day two

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

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Done and dusted

The day's second session comes to a conclusion and that's Liverpool done for the day.

It consisted of passing drills, three-team rondos and shooting routines.

Join us again tomorrow for the latest from inside Melwood as the Reds' summer preparations continue.


LFCTV GO subscribers can again go behind the scenes at Melwood with our latest exclusive footage from pre-season training on Tuesday below.


The players are now heading out for their second session of the day, which will involve plenty of ball work - shooting, passing and dribbling exercises are planned. It's still very warm at the training ground with barely a cloud in sight.


'It's always good to get a full pre-season with the team'

We had the chance to speak briefly with Andy Robertson as he came off the training pitch at Melwood earlier.

The Scot is pleased he will get to enjoy a first full pre-season under Jürgen Klopp having missed the first three weeks last year as he awaited the completion of his move from Hull City.

Read more from the No.26 here.


More training

The players were fortunate enough to do some ball work during today's earlier session - a relief after yesterday's running, no doubt.

Take a look at a selection of training shots below.

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A closer look

Go behind the scenes at Melwood with these snaps of the players from this morning - nice to see some big smiles!

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Summer schedule...

Here's a reminder of our pre-season programme (all times are BST)...

July 7, 3pm: Chester City @ Swansway Chester Stadium
July 11, 7.30pm: Tranmere Rovers @ Prenton Park
July 14, 3pm: Bury @ Energy Check Stadium
July 19, 7.45pm: Blackburn Rovers @ Ewood Park

July 22, 9.05pm: Borussia Dortmund @ Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
July 26, 1.05am: Manchester City @ MetLife Stadium, New Jersey
July 28, 10.05pm: Manchester United @ Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

August 4, 6pm: Napoli @ Aviva Stadium, Dublin
August 7, 7.30pm: Torino @ Anfield

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The first session of the day is done and dusted. The lads have headed back inside for a shower and for some lunch, ahead of a second workout at around 5pm.


Coming soon

We've just had the chance to speak with both Andy Robertson and Harry Wilson after the pair took part in today's first training session.

Stay tuned to for their thoughts on returning to Melwood for pre-season.


Keepy-ups, Drake and basketball

Here's a short clip from the indoor-outdoor training arena, where a number of players were limbering up before heading out to train. The soundtrack? Drake's latest album, Scorpion...


Training under way...

Melwood is basked in glorious sunshine as the heatwave continues in the north west of England.

And the players are being led through a series of fitness drills this morning ahead of a second session later this afternoon.



*Weather update klaxon*

Did you think our trademark blog weather updates were limited to matchdays? Not a chance.

The fabulous summer conditions continue in Liverpool, with sunshine and warm temperatures enveloping the training ground. The players will be working up a sweat today, no doubt.


The first of today's two sessions is just getting under way at Melwood. Stay tuned for photos from the workout, which will be followed by a second at around 5pm this afternoon.


Top kit

The players donned this season's new training kit for the first time yesterday - and you can get your hands on all the pieces in our online store.

Click here to browse the full range now.


The lads arrive

Our photographer was on hand to capture the moment the players arrived at Melwood this morning for day two of pre-season training.

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The best of pre-season

Hard to believe but Liverpool will be in action again in just four days' time, when they take on Chester. Whet your appetite for the return of club football with our selection of 10 great pre-season goals...


You can now also watch our chat with the boss on having Pepijn Lijnders back in the fold...


In they come...

The players are beginning to arrive into Melwood for the second day of pre-season. Once they have taken breakfast and settled in, the agenda ahead includes warm-ups and rondos during the morning session before a series of passing and shooting exercises take place in the afternoon.



It's a big day for two Reds away from Liverpool as Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold prepare to represent England in their World Cup last-16 clash with Colombia. Best of luck, lads!


Pep's back

First up, we've spoken to the boss about a 'new' addition to the coaching ranks in the form of the returning Pepijn Lijnders.

The Dutchman is back at Melwood in a senior capacity and Klopp is delighted to have a 'really important' figure as part of his set-up again.

Read more from the manager here.


Day two

Shall we do it all again?

After a busy day at Melwood on Monday as pre-season kicked off, it's the same once more today with further initial work for Jürgen Klopp, his staff and players on the road to the new campaign.

Stick right here with us for updates from the training ground, as well as photos, videos, interviews and more.