Photos: Liverpool train at Anfield ahead of Champions League final

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Liverpool trained at Anfield in front of the world’s media as they prepared for this weekend’s Champions League final.

The big news as far as Jurgen Klopp‘s squad options are concerned was the return of Emre Can, with the German back after missing the last two months.

Of course there’s no guarantee yet he’ll make the matchday squad, but having an extra senior back could make such a difference for Klopp’s options off the bench.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, May 21, 2018: Liverpool's Emre Can, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah during a training session at Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, May 21, 2018: Liverpool's Emre Can during a training session at Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Of course, there are a few who are guaranteed a starting spot—and Roberto Firmino‘s importance to the team will be highlighted both on and off the ball against Real Madrid.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, May 21, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Mohamed Salah will likewise be a key part of Klopp’s plan to lift the trophy, after the forward returned to goalscoring ways on the final day of the Premier League season.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, May 21, 2018: Liverpool's players during a training session at Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Sadio Mane has also ended the season in excellent form and may be an underestimated part of the Reds’ attack by their final opponents.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, May 21, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane during a training session at Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

At the other end of the pitch, Virgil van Dijk will be the leader the Reds look to in attempting to keep out Cristiano Ronaldo and Co.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, May 21, 2018: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk during a training session at Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

A handful of youngsters including Rafa Camacho and Curtis Jones remained involved with the seniors, though it’s unlikely any will be included on Saturday.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, May 21, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a training session at Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, May 21, 2018: Liverpool's James Milner during a training session at Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda) Danny Ings

It will be the Reds’ fast-paced combination plays which hope to open up Madrid, and there was plenty of that on show at Anfield as the squad prepared.

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Liverpool Squad Training at Anfield

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, May 21, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino during a training session at Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Goalkeepers: Karius, Mignolet, Ward, Kelleher

Defenders: Van Dijk, Lovren, Klavan, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Clyne, Robertson, Moreno

Midfielders: Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Can, Lallana, Woodburn, Jones

Forwards: Firmino, Salah, Mane, Ings, Solanke, Camacho

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