Joel Matip was among the players who trained at Melwood on Thursday evening as Liverpool geared up for the weekend clash with Chelsea - and our photographers were on hand to capture the session.

The centre-back returned to action having been forced to sit out the fixtures with Southampton and Sevilla due to a knock.

The Reds take to the field again this Saturday tea-time when they tackle reigning champions Chelsea at Anfield - browse our gallery below to see how preparations are shaping up.

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Photos by John and Andrew Powell

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