Many of the Liverpool squad, including latest signing Emre Can, kicked off their pre-season preparations for 2014-15 with a first training session at Melwood today.

Amid bright sunshine in West Derby, Brendan Rodgers led his players through a series of drills, fitness tests and later a brief, light-hearted, though naturally competitive, match.

A number of players who spent part of the last campaign on loan - Fabio Borini, Conor Coady, Jordon Ibe, Jack Robinson, Suso and Andre Wisdom among them - were also involved again.

Browse through the slideshow below to enjoy a selection of images from the club's base, and see if you can spot a piece of acrobatics from new man Can that ended with a sublime goal.


Photos by Andrew Powell