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Mohamed Salah gets to work in the countdown to Premier League return - in pictures

Liverpool need just two more wins to lift the silverware

Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah appeared to be enjoying his work as the champions-in-waiting stepped up training ahead of a return to Premier League action.

Liverpool have established an incredible 25 point lead at the summit and need only two more wins from their remaining nine games to guarantee their first title for 30 years.

They will be lifting the silverware in an empty stadium when it happens, with the Premier League following the lead of Germany and the rest of football by playing behind closed doors.

Much of Liverpool's success has been down to Egyptian maestro Salah.

In the league this season, he has played 26 matches, with 43 shots on target and 16 goals.

He also averages 29 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 76 per cent, and has seven assists.

Skipper Jordan Henderson admitted playing at Anfield and lifting the Premier League trophy without any fans will be "pretty strange".

The Premier League is hopeful of a June restart having been suspended since 13 March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Liverpool and other clubs returned to training last week with strict protocols in place, including training only in small groups, but Henderson said the measures are "amazing" and made the players feel "safe".

Updated: May 28, 2020 12:52 PM

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