Liverpool Stars Gear Up For Crystal Palace Clash As Mo Salah Practises His Finishing

Mohamed Salah could be seen practicing his finishing during Liverpool training on Thursday

Liverpool have stepped up preparations for their return to Premier League action on Saturday with an intense training session at Melwood.

Jurgen Klopp’s men resume their bid for Champions League football at Crystal Palace in the first Premier League game of the weekend and the German seemed to make the most of his latest chance to prepare his players on Thursday.

Liverpool travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday lunchtime in a bid to boost their top four chances

The atmosphere around the players seemed to be positive as they prepare to return to action

Klopp could be seen in conversation with Liverpool's deadly Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino

Electric winger Sadio Mane looks on as Ragnar Klavan and Roberto Firmino battle for the ball

Virgil van Dijk lifts the ball over Loris Karius after he returned from international duty

Klopp’s squad are embarking on a crucial few weeks as they have a Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City and the Merseyside derby with Everton on the horizon.

Salah could be seen fine-tuning his shooting skills as he lashed balls into the back of the net. The Egyptian is leading the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot after scoring four last time out against Watford.

England stars Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were also involved in the session while Joe Gomez could not be seen after suffering an ankle problem while away with Gareth Southgate’s squad.

Virgil van Dijk was installed as Holland’s new captain last week and the towering defender was photographed taking part in the practice.

The group were seen taking part in a series of drills with Klopp pictured barking instructions at his players as they aim to extend their lead in the table over Chelsea and Tottenham before those two meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Reds are currently seven points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea but Antonio Conte’s side do have a game in hand.


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