These were the General Cargo Ship Ammon (IMO 9319428, GT 2545, 2005) which was built by Damen Bergum and the Container Ship Margareta B (IMO 9121883, GT 3999, 1998) built by Siteas, Neuenfeld in Germany. These vessels have since left Liverpool and are both on route to Rotterdam.
On the way into Salford today I saw Arklow Rose (IMO 9238399, GT 2999, 2002) moored at Trafford Wharf. Photograph from the camera on my phone is above.
The picture was taken at about 0730hrs and the ship is catching the early morning sun, as can been seen there was no wind and the Manchester Ship Canal was like a mill pond.
The vegetation in front of my vantage point (which is the only one that can be safely accessed) is growning fast, this time next year it might be a struggle to get any sort of picture from here.