Liverpool have been back in training at Melwood as they prepare to return to Premier League action this weekend.

The Premier League and world champions made it two from two in the Champions League during the week with a hard-fought 2-0 win over FC Midtjylland.

That result came just days after Jurgen Klopp’s side moved up to second in the Premier League table after coming from behind to beat Sheffield United at Anfield.

And here are the four things we spotted as Liverpool's players trained yesterday evening ahead of Saturday’s clash with West Ham....

Injury latest

There was no sign of Joel Matip, Thiago Alcantara or Naby Keita training with the main group on Friday.

All three missed the win over FC Midtjylland as Liverpool’s injury problems increased.

Earlier in the week, Thiago had been seen working in some individual sessions - which may have been the case again for him and others.

Kostas Tsimikas was also not pictured, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain still on the sidelines along with Fabinho and long-term absentee Virgil van Dijk.

Youngsters in attendance

Curtis Jones is no stranger to Jurgen Klopp’s first team squad.

However, the Academy graduate was joined by a host of Liverpool youngsters as the Reds prepared for the Hammers.

Taking part in the session at Melwood on Thursday evening were Nathaniel Phillips, Rhys Williams, Neco Williams and Jake Cain.

Rondo special

Speaking to the press in December of last year, Reds assistant Pepi Lijnders explained how James Milner inspired a training exercise at the club.

“The five-v-two rondo is a good example. It’s actually called Milly’s rondo now after I got inspired by James Milner because he always intercepted the ball within the first few passes,” he said.

“He was really quick and brought the focus of the rondo to another level. I was like: ‘How can I come up with a rule that everyone will execute with his kind of intensity?’

“So I gave an extra incentive for the two players in the middle if they would intervene within the first six passes. So I told Milly: ‘This is your idea!’ The other players loved it.”

And here, the former Manchester City man could be seen, and heard, barking out the orders before being part of a group that managed to complete “35” passes during the excerise.

Milner was clearly impressed by what he was seeing shouting “I love it” as he, Diogo Jota, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane gave Andy Robertson and Joe Gomez the run around.

Mane demand met

Following on from the rondo exercise, Mane was quick to pick out the LFCTV cameraman, asking him if he had the footage from the drill.

After the cameraman replies “yes”, the forward was quick to demand the footage be uploaded, claiming his group “schooled” his two team-mates.

Liverpool face West Ham at Anfield this weekend before taking on Atalanta in the Champions League next week.