Liverpool kicked off pre-season training at Melwood on Saturday - and our photographer was there to provide a gallery of the day's events.

The European champions reconvened in West Derby to begin preparations for the new campaign, with 16 players back under the watch of Jürgen Klopp and his staff.

There were reunions, new and returning faces, lactate tests, movement screenings, and strength and power exercises as 2019-20 got under way.

Take a close look in our gallery of pictures from Melwood below...

Photos by Nick Taylor

Inside Training: Reds return to Melwood to start pre-season