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Toon in training: Anfield wrap

Newcastle United’s players have been wrapping up to beat the elements this week as training continues in the build-up to Saturday’s Premier League clash at Liverpool.

While the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ weather front continued to grip the region on Thursday, the players were layering up ready to be put through their paces at the Magpies’ purpose-built indoor training facility.

Club photographer Serena Taylor was there to bring nufc.co.uk this exclusive gallery…

The players arrived to wintry conditions once again on Thursday morning

Groundstaff were already working hard to clear snow and ice from outdoor pitches

The cold snap is expected to last into the weekend

With sub-zero temperatures, snow showers and high winds continuing, the players were scheduled to train inside the club's indoor facility

 Rafa Benítez was in good spirits as his preparations for the Magpies' trip to his former club, Liverpool, continued at full steam

Dwight Gayle smiles at the camera as he heads to training 

First team coach Antonio Gomez Perez is pictured before the session begins 

On his previous visit to Anfield with Newcastle United, Rafa Benítez helped the Magpies to a 2-2 draw

Joselu will be looking to edge his way into Rafa Benítez's plans after scoring when the club's last met at St. James' Park earlier this season

Kenedy gives the thumbs up as he heads out into the icy conditions

Paul Dummett throws a snowball at the camera

Massadio Haïdara and Mohamed Diamé walk down the stairs heading to training

Jacob Murphy runs around a training pole during a warm-up drill

Rafa Benítez was playing close attention to his players as he weighs up his options to face Liverpool

Former Reds defender Javier Manquillo (centre) controls the ball during Thursday's session

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow dives to make a save

Fellow stopper Martin Dúbravka has impressed in recent matches and will be hoping to retain the number one spot at Anfield

Isaac Hayden is pictured after losing out to Christian Atsu and DeAndre Yedlin in a competitive training drill

Rafa Benítez talks to the players before they begin a small-sided game

Captain Jamaal Lascelles (right) takes on youngster Mo Sangare during the training drill

Liverpool v Newcastle United gets under way at 5:30pm (GMT) on Saturday and you can listen in LIVE for free by signing in at nufc.co.uk.

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