Photos: Liverpool train at Stanford University as start of US tour

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Georginio Wijnaldum, Divock Origi and Simon Mignolet joined up with the Liverpool squad for pre-season training on Saturday.

The trio made their first appearances in a Liverpool shirt this summer, with Wijnaldum signing in a £25 million deal on Friday, while Origi and Mignolet returned from holiday.

Jurgen Klopp ran the rule over his strong ranks at Stanford University, in preparation for Wednesday’s clash with Chelsea.

STANFORD, USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

STANFORD, USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Liverpool's new signing Georgina Wijnaldum during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

STANFORD, USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Liverpool's first-team development coach Pepijn Lijnders with Georginio Wijnaldum and Oviemuno Ejaria during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

First-team development coach Pepijn Lijnders and fitness coach Andreas Kornmayer oversaw an intense session in the California heat.

Klopp is looking to spend the summer improving his squad’s fitness, ahead of a renewed challenge in the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup in 2016/17.

STANFORD, USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Liverpool's new signing Georgina Wijnaldum during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

STANFORD, USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Liverpool's Kevin Stewart, Lazar Markovic, Divock Origi, Georginio Wijnaldum and first-team development coach Pepijn Lijnders during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Wijnaldum and Origi are expected to play a big part in Klopp’s long-term plans in attack, but one player conspicuous in his absence was Belgian striker Christian Benteke.

The 25-year-old is poised to leave the club this summer, with Crystal Palace the most likely destination.

STANFORD, USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana, James Milner Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho Correia during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

STANFORD, USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

STANFORD, USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp’s England internationals have also returned to action, following their exploits at this summer’s European Championship.

Nathaniel Clyne, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge all featured, and will be hoping to play their first minutes of pre-season at the Rose Bowl next week.

STANFORD, USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Liverpool's James Milner, Alberto Moreno and Roberto Firmino during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

STANFORD, USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

STANFORD, USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Liverpool's goalkeeper Loris Karius during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

STANFORD, USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Liverpool's Marko Grujic during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The likes of Roberto Firmino, Alberto Moreno, Marko Grujic, Philippe Coutinho, Danny Ings, Sadio Mane, Loris Karius, Lazar Markovic, Cameron Brannagan, Andre Wisdom, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan, Kevin Stewart, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ovie Ejaria also featured.

Mamadou Sakho, Joe Gomez, Lucas Leiva and Joel Matip are all in the US, but are currently sitting out with injury.

Meanwhile, Australian left-back Brad Smith took part in training, but could be due to leave the club shortly, with Liverpool having accepted Bournemouth‘s £6 million bid on Saturday.



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