It was back to business amid wintery conditions at Melwood on Thursday as Liverpool's squad prepared for this weekend's crucial clash with Manchester United.

The Reds visit Old Trafford on Saturday knowing that a win would lift them above Jose Mourinho's side and into second place in the Premier League.

Our photographers braved the icy weather on Merseyside to snap their latest work-out - and you can take a look behind the scenes at the training ground with our gallery below...

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Photos by John and Andrew Powell

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