In a new regular TAW Player show, Neil Mellor is joined by special guest Chris Kirkland, plus Anfield Wrap regulars Gareth Roberts and Simon Hughes, to talk about pre-season in depth.

How do the professionals feel when they come back after the summer break? How seriously do players take friendlies? How aware of media hype are they? What disruption is there to the squad dynamic when there is a big influx of new signings? All this and more in a hour-plus chat.

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