After more than a month-long break for the World Cup, the long wait to watch City in competitive action is almost over with the Carabao Cup clash against Liverpool.

Ahead of the fourth round tie at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday, Pep Guardiola and his players have been working hard on the training pitches at the CFA.

As well as the players that featured in the 2-0 friendly victory over Girona at the weekend, others that were on international duty in Qatar have been returning to training.


And there were more familiar faces from England’s and Portugal’s World Cup adventures back on the training pitches.  

As our gallery shows, everyone was delighted to see them back and join in their work under the watchful eye of Pep and his coaching staff.

View the best of Wednesday training in our gallery below...