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“Good to be back”, “Back at the office” – Liverpool players react on return to pre-season

Following their return to Melwood for pre-season training on Wednesday, the Liverpool squad took to social media to say “it’s good to be back.”

Twenty players were involved in outdoor work as Jurgen Klopp oversaw the start of summer preparations, with a handful of others continuing rehabilitation.

The likes of Nathaniel Clyne, Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino, Dominic Solanke, Sheyi Ojo, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Lazar Markovic were among those involved.

With a week to go until the Reds’ first friendly of pre-season, away to Tranmere Rovers on July 12, the work has begun in earnest.

And while many spent their summer on holiday in exotic locations, Klopp’s squad shared their excitement at returning to Merseyside at the end of Wednesday’s session.

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Good to be back ????#lfc

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It's good to be back ? #YNWA

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Good to be back ?? #preseason ?

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First day completed???? #LFC

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Meanwhile, Lucas Leiva wished the absent Dejan Lovren a happy birthday, adding “enjoy your holidays while I am here running.”

We can all imagine the feeling, Lucas…