PHOTOS: Doom and gloom? Liverpool players joking about in training

We compile the best photos from Liverpool's training session earlier today.

The mood around Anfield may not be the best at the moment, but the series of bad results does not seem to have negatively impacted on the morale of the squad. 

Liverpool have started this season in dire form and dropped out of the Champions League in midweek, but the squad appeared to be having a great time in training this morning. 

The Reds face a huge game against Manchester United at the weekend, but training was a light-hearted affair. 

The squad could be seen joking around, as Brendan Rodgers tried to lift their spirits after the disappointing result against Basel in their most recent fixture. 

Liverpool's match against United is arguably their most important of the season, as they need to start winning the supporters over after a deflating opening to the campaign.

At the moment, the Reds are six points off the top-four pace, but they could close the gap considerably with a win at Old Trafford. 

It is a daunting task, considering the Red Devils have won their last five fixtures, but the squad did not appear at all nervous as they prepared for the match earlier. 

Here are the best photos from Liverpool's jovial training session. 

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