The best of the photos as Liverpool train for Porto decider – with Lovren out, but Lallana back

16 April 2019

Jurgen Klopp oversaw Liverpool’s final training session at Melwood before the squad fly to Portugal to take on Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday.


The Reds put their Premier League title push to one side again this week as they look to ensure they place in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Having secured a 2-0 victory over Porto last week at Anfield, avoiding a costly away goal for Sergio Conceicao’s side, they can now take confidence into the second leg.

And fortunately, following another tough 2-0 win in Sunday’s clash with Chelsea, Liverpool have avoided any major injuries, though Dejan Lovren missed training.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Liverpool's Adam Lallana during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Adam Lallana was back, however, after missing the past three games through injury, and could be considered for a role either against Porto or at Cardiff on Sunday.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Liverpool's Naby Keita (L) and Daniel Sturridge during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

The cameras caught a popular partnership from pre-season as Naby Keita and Daniel Sturridge shared a joke, with the Guinean hopeful of retaining his place at the Estadio do Dragao.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum (L) and Mohamed Salah (R) during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Mohamed Salah was all smiles after his Goal of the Season contender against Chelsea, and will no doubt be hungry for more on Wednesday.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Liverpool's goalkeeping coach John Achterberg, captain Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Liverpool's Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Klopp called upon a 22-man squad at Melwood, with youngster Ki-Jana Hoever fleshing out the ranks and Rafa Camacho perhaps conspicuous in his absence following his criticism of the coaching staff on Instagram on Monday.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Liverpool's Joe Gomez during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Joe Gomez joined Hoever in defence during the U23s’ 6-0 thrashing of Leicester at the weekend, and unlike Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster followed this up with a place in the training squad.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk (R) with Joe Gomez during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

He was pictured with Virgil van Dijk at Melwood, no doubt sparking anticipation for their reunion at the heart of the defence.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp shakes a smile with his squad during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Spirits are high on Merseyside, with Liverpool on a seven-game winning streak, top of the league with four games to play and with a place in the last four of the Champions League in sight.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Klopp will hold his press conference in Porto at 7pm on Tuesday (BST).


Liverpool Squad in Training on Tuesday

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho', Mohamed Salah, Curtis Jones and Roberto Firmino during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Goalkeepers: Alisson, Mignolet, Kelleher

Defenders: Van Dijk, Matip, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Moreno, Hoever

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

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

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