Brendan Rodgers has provided a fascinating insight on the 'incredible' intensity in training at Melwood as Liverpool's squad prepare for a journey to Manchester United this weekend.

The Reds have not taken to a pitch for competitive action since recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Southampton in the Barclays Premier League on the opening day of this month.

A combination of a midweek round of international fixtures and the postponement of a home clash against Sunderland have afforded Rodgers the rare chance of 15 days in between games to fine-tune.

There has been no sign of any let-up in sessions at the club's training complex, however, with the Northern Irishman outlining the 'tireless' work being carried out by the division's second-place team.

He explained to talkSPORT: "It was interesting really as we had an adaptation day after they had been off for a few days.

"It was supposed to be a low intensity session, but the quality and the intensity they worked at was incredible. I actually had to take them off it a little bit.

"They are a very focused group. They are very keen and very ambitious for the club to do well. I see that in their work every day. They are brilliant professionals.

"We have been terrific for the last 14 months or so and the club is on a real high. That's big credit to the players and all the staff, who are working tirelessly every day.

"Sunday is a game we are really looking forward to. For us it's about retaining the focus. We know it's a big game but we've done well in a lot of the big games this season."