For those players who have already reported to Liverpool’s pre-season training camp in picturesque Austria, the toughest test may have already come and gone.
The fitness camp traditionally begins with the dreaded lactate test, which pushes players to show the extent of their endurance by increasing speed over time.
While the images (below) capture a lot of smiles, traditionally it is the unstoppable (and ageless) James Milner who steals the show. For our part, though, it’s exciting to see the Reds back in action together as the initial 34-man training camp takes shape.
Want to know more about what will happen over pre-season? You might check out Mo Stewart’s in-depth read of manager Jürgen Klopp’s potential agenda for Liverpool.com. For now, though, take a moment to enjoy the scenes:
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