With his and Liverpool's third pre-season under Jürgen Klopp now well under way, Adam Lallana is perfectly placed to provide an insight into exactly what this time of year entails for the Reds' players.
So, we asked the midfielder to do just that in a two-part video special that offers supporters a glimpse behind the scenes of Klopp's pre-season regime.
In part one, Lallana explains what goes on at Melwood in the early stages of Liverpool's preparations for the year ahead, including lactate tests, double training sessions and crucial tactical work that enables players to forge an understanding with new teammates - in this case, Naby Keita and Fabinho.
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