The Reds continued preparations for Saturday’s league clash with a morning session utilising both the indoor and outdoor facilities at the current senior base.
While Trent Alexander-Arnold joined the long list of absentees with a knee injury, and Gini Wijnaldum misses out with a knock that could keep him out at the weekend, a host of key names were involved.
Alisson, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Xherdan Shaqiri were all pictured, with all but one likely to start at Anfield.
Rhian Brewster was also present, as the 18-year-old undergoes an individual programme to aid him on his imminent return to full training.
Most interesting, however, was the sight of Liverpool U18s goalkeeper Vitezslav Jaros among the group, with the 17-year-old making a rare appearance at Melwood.
This marks a big milestone for the young Czech, who joined Liverpool from Slavia Prague in a £300,000 deal in 2017, after impressing on trial.
Jaros swiftly established himself as bona fide first choice for the U18s, with Dan Atherton and Ben Williams serving as backup, while Oscar Kelly operates as deputy to him at U19 level.
So far this season, he has made 19 appearances across the two youth groups, including an ever-present run in the UEFA Youth League, and also starred for a young side en route to Mercedes-Benz Junior Cup success earlier this month.
He signed his first professional contract with Liverpool shortly after his 17th birthday last July, and along with Kelleher and Kamil Grabara represents a bright future in goal for the club’s academy.
While his shot-stopping ability, command of the penalty area and bright distribution are particularly impressive, Jaros has also caught the eye for his intelligence and willingness to learn off the field.
The teenager showcased this in explaining why he was learning Spanish alongside English following his move to Merseyside, in an interview with CTK in October.
“Spanish boys come to England for trials, and most of the local boys do not speak Spanish,” he said.
“And because I know how difficult it is to go abroad and not speak the local language while everyone is looking at you, I want to know how to help them.”
He added, then, that when given the chance to train with the first team he would look to Alisson, and “definitely watch him and try to learn something.”
The hope will be that, like their young apprentice, both Alisson and Mignolet will impart some wisdom during Jaros’ time with the first team.