Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane enjoy pre-season training camp with their Liverpool teammates – in pictures

Premier League champions enjoy the Austrian sunshine as they prepare for new campaign on the outskirts of Salzburg

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Premier League champions Liverpool have been continuing their preparations for the new season away in Austria.

Jurgen Klopp's side, who just ended a 30-year wait to lift the top-flight crown, have been at pre-season training camp on the outskirts of Salzburg since Saturday.

It might have been less than two months since they sealed the title but already the focus is shifting towards a repeat performance once the new campaign begins on September 12.

Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has experience of winning back-to-back titles – having managed it with Bayern Munich and FC Basel in Germany and Switzerland – and is confident the Merseysiders are capable of helping him make it a hat-trick.

"Everybody is excited to play again and to defend the season we had last season," Shaqiri, 28, told from the team's training camp.

"It's very difficult but we try to achieve again a lot of things and we want to win a lot of games.

"We have the capacity, we have the team who is still hungry and wants to win many titles.

"Of course it's different in the Premier League than others, and I had the pleasure and I'm very proud of what I achieved in Germany.

"But with Liverpool, to win the title last season was unbelievable, something different after 30 years for the fans and for us too.

"We are really excited and we always want to win every game but we know it's going to also be difficult. The other teams also want to win, so I think it's going to be an exciting season."


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