Thiago Alcantara, Sadio Mane and Joel Matip were all pictured in training at Melwood having all returned to full fitness ahead of Saturday’s Merseyside derby against Everton.

Thiago and Mane were both absent from Liverpool’s capitulation in the 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa after the Reds duo tested positive for COVID-19. The pair have since completed the self-isolation process and are back on the training pitch as the Premier League champions look to return to winning ways at Goodison Park.

Matip, 29, was also back in training for the first time in just under a month as the towering centre back continues his recovery from injury which have so far limited him to just one appearance this season.

The former Schalke defender has clocked up just three appearances over the course of the last 12 months with Matip the unfortunate victim of a number of injury setbacks.

Getting Matip is a boost for a squad which is looking for answers defensively having shipped seven at Villa Park before the international break.

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Joining the returning aforementioned trio in training were the likes of Mohamed Salah, James Milner and Adrian who have all remained at Melwood while the remaining bulk of Jurgen Klopp’s squad represent their respective countries.

Below are a number of photos from Liverpool’s Tuesday afternoon session:

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool with Sadio Mane of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13,20 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session - Thiago Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool with Joel Matip of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Joel Matip of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Sadio Mane of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Adrian of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session - Thiago Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Sadio Mane of Liverpool with Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) James Milner of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Pepijn Lijnders of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Sadio Mane of Liverpool with Vitor Matos of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session - Thiago Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool with Vitor Matos of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13,20 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool Training Session

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 13,20 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

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