Work was ongoing at Melwood on Thursday morning as Liverpool's international stars returned to training to prepare for the weekend trip to Manchester United.

Those who have been away representing their countries reported back to the club's West Derby base as Sunday's visit to Old Trafford moves closer into view.

It was the first of two sessions for the Reds' squad, with a second workout scheduled for later in the afternoon.

And you can see how it unfolded in our gallery of 56 photos below.

Photos by Andrew Powell