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07/03/2012 11:00, Report by Gemma Thompson

Gallery: Euro training

The Reds continued their preparations for the Europa League last 16 first leg clash with Athletic Club on Wednesday morning at an open training session for the media.

Both English and Spanish press were invited to watch the first 15 minutes of the session at Carrington with a total of 22 players put through their paces by the coaching staff.

The notable absentees were Paul Scholes, who was rested, and Michael Owen, while Antonio Valencia trained away from the main group as he continued his recovery from a hamstring injury. Young defender Tom Thorpe was also involved in the session.

Club photographers John and Matt Peters, as well as fellow snappers from Getty Images, braved the chilly conditions to capture the players in action for our gallery above.

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