After a busy fortnight of pre-season travel, Liverpool return to their Melwood base this week for the final preparations before the new campaign begins.

Following a week-long trip to the United States last month, the Reds held a training camp in France and then faced Napoli at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Now, they are home and once again Melwood becomes the centre of their work, the place where foundations are laid for the future.

Before all that, we capitalised on a rare quiet moment inside the training ground to take you on a pictorial tour of the West Derby facility...

Photos by Nikki Dyer