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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Darwin Núñez (R) and Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho' during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

17 new photos as Liverpool squad trains ahead of Rangers clash

Jurgen Klopp had 26 players in his squad for training on Monday, with Liverpool in good shape as they look to revive their fortunes against Rangers.

After the boost of a late 2-1 win over Ajax, the Reds suffered another collapse as they drew 3-3 with Brighton after their return from the international break.

Klopp blamed the issue partly on a lack of rhythm following two postponed Premier League games, but there are more fundamental problems to address throughout his squad.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Much of his work will come in rare hours on the training pitch, including an open session in front of the cameras on Monday evening.

Liverpool take on Rangers in their third game of Group A on Tuesday night, serving as the first-ever competitive meeting between the two giants of English and Scottish football.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There are likely to be changes to the side that were held by Brighton, with potential alterations in defence, midfield and attack.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Ibrahima Konaté during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Ibrahima Konaté during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Calvin Ramsay during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ibrahima Konate will be hoping to be involved for the first time this season, with the Frenchman part of the 26-man squad at the AXA Training Centre, while Caoimhin Kelleher and Calvin Ramsay could also join him.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Darwin Núñez during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Diogo Jota (L) during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Darwin Nunez could push for a first Anfield start, having only featured from the bench in the last three games, but the Uruguayan faces strong competition from Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Thiago Alcântara during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho' during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Thiago is among those almost guaranteed a place, with less certainty over the roles of Fabinho and Harvey Elliott alongside him.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Kostas Tsimikas during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In defence, Kostas Tsimikas will be required again, with Andy Robertson still absent along with Curtis Jones, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk (L) and Joe Gomez during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Joe Gomez during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

While it is unlikely that Konate takes over from Joel Matip at centre-back, there is a debate to be held over whether Trent Alexander-Arnold is retained at right-back amid a shaky run of form, with Joe Gomez able to step in.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold (L) and captain Jordan Henderson during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Despite their issues on the pitch, the group remained positive as they were put through their paces, with smiles on their faces as they took in a series of fitness drills.


Liverpool squad in training on Monday

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 3, 2022: Liverpool players during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and Glasgow Rangers FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Goalkeepers: Alisson, Kelleher, Adrian, Pitaluga, Mrozek

Defenders: Van Dijk, Matip, Konate, Gomez, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Tsimikas, Ramsay

Midfielders: Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson, Milner, Arthur, Elliott, Bajcetic

Forwards: Salah, Diaz, Firmino, Jota, Nunez, Carvalho