Date:4th July 2011 at 4:22pm
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Liverpool’s pre-season got under way today (Monday) as some players reported back to Melwood to start preparations for the new season. There was some faces that many of us hoped we would not be seeing again in Liverpool colours but because they have not been sold yet or no clubs are interested in them, they are still Liverpool players and thus trained today with Dalglish, Clarke and the new first team coach Kevin Keen. Damien Comolli also popped by into Melwood today to see the lads.

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The first picture there that caught my attention was Alberto Aquilani. He is now back at Liverpool and if no one buys him this summer then he will be part of Dalglish’s plans for the coming season. Our central midfield is going to boast a lot of talent which gives Dalglish many option. Raul Meireles was also at Melwood today even though there are suggestions that he may be sold to Inter Milan this summer.

Andy Carroll returned to training last week ahead of everyone else in a bid to work extra hard on his fitness. I am not too sure about the new beard he is spotting, I hope it goes by the time the season starts.

Some of us had thought that Kyrgiakos would be surplus to requirements this coming season but he got a 12 month contract extension and we will be seeing the Greek central defender at Liverpool this coming season as he was also at training today.

Daniel Agger was also present and we hope that he can be fit this season and actually spend more time on the field than on the treatment table. He should also have a word with his barber as the new hair style he has leaves a lot to be desired.

We then get to the faces I hoped I would not be seeing at Melwood today, Poulsen, Konchesky and Joe Cole. Someone has to please come and take these players off our books!

A couple of the players who were part of their national team setup at the end of the season and during the summer have been given extra days off and they were not at Melwood today. So when you do not see the likes of Reina, Kuyt and Henderson on the pictures do not panic as they are still on holiday.