Liverpool held an open training session at Anfield on Friday – here are some of the best photos from the event.
Liverpool held an open training session at Anfield on Friday. Thousands of the club’s supporters watched their star players do their work-outs and continue their pre-season preparations.
It was a special event and a special chance for the Merseyside club’s loyal fans to catch a glimpse of how their team prepare for big Premier League matches.
Manager Brendan Rodgers oversaw the players’ drills and made sure that they carry on the hard work ahead of their pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on Sunday.
Training for the first time at what is one of the most iconic football stadiums were some of Liverpool’s summer signings. Emre Can (£10m from Bayer Leverkusen), Rickie Lambert (£4m from Southampton), Dejan Lovren (£20m from Southampton) and Javier Manquillo (on loan from Atletico Madrid) all trained in front of the Kop.
It was a relaxed atmosphere, but once the Premier League campaign starts, the pressure will increase. The Reds finished second last season, but without star striker Luis Suarez, they are expected to struggle for even a top-four place this term.
Nevertheless, the atmosphere at Anfield on Friday was one of positivity and optimism, and below are some of the best pictures from the session.