PICTURES: Liverpool’s Christmas Day training

Liverpool's squad were all smiles as they prepared for their Boxing Day trip to Burnley with Christmas Day training.

Liverpool's players could be forgiven for looking less than festive as they trained on Christmas Day, but they seemed to be enjoying themselves.

The Reds have had a challenging end to 2014 and know that they need to take maximum points against Burnley on Boxing Day to prevent starting 2015 mired in mid-table.

The next test for Liverpool is then Swansea home before a potentially productive January that sees Brendan Rodgers' side take on Leicester, Sunderland and Aston Villa ahead of a League Cup semi-final with Chelsea and a tough game against West Ham.

The players were at work while the rest of the country relaxed on Christmas Day, but it didn't look like they minded too much. 

Liverpool battled hard to grab a 2-2 draw with Arsenal in their last outing and will be confident against a Burnley side that have just lost 2-1 to Tottenham and are languishing in 18th place.

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