The best photos as Liverpool train ahead of Champions League decider at Bayern Munich

12 March 2019


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Liverpool trained at Melwood on Tuesday afternoon, before flying out to Germany for their Champions League last 16 second leg clash with Bayern Munich.


The Reds head to Munich this week for their decider at the Allianz Arena, looking to book their place in the quarter-finals for the second consecutive season.

Having been held to 0-0 draw by Niko Kovac’s side in the first leg, Liverpool need either a win or a score draw to progress, and can take confidence that their hosts will need to attack.

Jurgen Klopp oversaw an open session shortly before he and his squad left the city, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, James Milner and Alberto Moreno all returning from injury.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg match between FC Bayern München and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Dejan Lovren was also part of the squad after being an unused substitute for Sunday’s 4-2 victory over Burnley, following a long spell out with a hamstring problem.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg match between FC Bayern München and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

He could partner Virgil van Dijk at the back on Wednesday night, though it is more likely Joel Matip will retain his place in Klopp’s defence.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Liverpool's Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho' during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg match between FC Bayern München and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

The key question marks surrounding the manager’s selection come in midfield, with Fabinho perhaps the most nailed-on starter, as the Brazilian proves increasingly key.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg match between FC Bayern München and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Liverpool's Andy Robertson, captain Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg match between FC Bayern M¸nchen and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana are both options, with the captain coming off the bench and the No. 20 shining on a rare start against Burnley, though one player missing on Tuesday was Naby Keita.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Liverpool's Rhian Brewster during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg match between FC Bayern München and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Rhian Brewster was part of the group to train at Melwood, with the 18-year-old still working his way back to full fitness following long-term ankle and knee injuries.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain missed out, however, as Liverpool take precaution following his return for the U23s on Friday.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg match between FC Bayern M¸nchen and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg match between FC Bayern München and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Mohamed Salah will be looking for his first goal in six games on Wednesday, with a five-game drought starting with the draw against Bayern at Anfield.

The Egyptian was in high spirits along with the rest of the squad, with morale boosted after a return to winning ways at the weekend.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg match between FC Bayern München and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Klopp will hold his pre-match press conference at the Allianz at 6.30pm (GMT), with Kovac telling reporters earlier in the day that “people might say it is an advantage for Liverpool but we want to win and we will have great support.”


Liverpool Squad Training on Tuesday

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Liverpool's Sadio Mane during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg match between FC Bayern München and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Goalkeepers: Alisson, Mignolet

Defenders: Van Dijk, Matip, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Moreno, Phillips, Camacho

Midfielders: Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner, Lallana, Woodburn

Forwards: Salah, Mane, Firmino, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi, Brewster

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