The best of the photos as Liverpool train ahead of Genk trip

22 October 2019

The Liverpool squad trained at Melwood on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of their flight to Belgium to take on Genk in the Champions League.


Jurgen Klopp oversaw a session in front of the cameras as Pepijn Lijnders, Andreas Kornmayer and Conall Murtagh put the Reds through their paces.

After the 1-1 draw at Man United on Sunday, both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip were absent, but Mohamed Salah returned to the fold having missed the trip to Old Trafford.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salahand and Georginio Wijnaldum during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

The Egyptian was part of a 21-man training squad in high spirits, preparing for their third game in Group E, heading into the tie in third.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

After a brief warmup the Reds split off into groups for a series of rondos, with Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and Gini Wijnaldum in one.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda) Virgil van Dijk, Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho’, Joe Gomez

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez and Mohamed Salah during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Gomez could hope for a rare start if either Matip or Alexander-Arnold are indeed unable to feature, with the 22-year-old likely to reprise his partnership with Van Dijk.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's Joe Gomez and Georginio Wijnaldum during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Dejan Lovren is another option, however, and it could be that both he and Gomez start if Klopp fields the latter at right-back, with James Milner and teenager Neco Williams the other options.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Dejan Lovren and Rhian Brewster during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

The 18-year-old Williams was among the young contingent in Klopp’s training squad, with Harvey Elliott and Rhian Brewster also part of the session.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's Rhian Brewster, Neco Williams and Harvey Elliott during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

It was all smiles from Sadio Mane, who is likely to be among the starters along with Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and Andy Robertson.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's Sadio Mané during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho' during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's Andy Robertson during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Whether Jordan Henderson keeps his place, however, is unclear, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Adam Lallana all pushing for a spot in the side.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

There could be a case for restoring Adrian between the sticks as Alisson eases his way back from injury, but the Brazilian should be retained for the Champions League.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's goalkeeper Adrián San Miguel del Castillo and Alisson Becker during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Liverpool should expect a tough night at the Luminus Arena, but given their excellent run of form they are rightly seen as favourites to secure their second win of Group E.


Liverpool Squad in Training on Tuesday

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Liverpool's players during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jons

Goalkeepers: Alisson, Adrian, Kelleher

Defenders: Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Robertson, N.Williams

Midfielders: Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana

Forwards: Salah, Mane, Firmino, Origi, Brewster, Elliott

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