Liverpool stars in Marbella for Champions League final training


liverpool stars at Marbella Champions League final clash

Liverpool have landed Marbella to commence preparations ahead of their Champions League final showdown with Tottenham Hot-spurs.

The Reds have six days at the warm-weather training camp to prepare before jetting out to Madrid, and the 26-man squad were all in high spirits as they arrived at their accommodation.

Roberto Firmino is already in Spain to welcome team-mates as he bids to brush up on his fitness.

Liverpool have arrived in Marbella as they step up their preparations for their clash with Spurs

Klopp’s men will spend the next six days at the warm-weather training camp

The 26-man squad were all in high spirits as they arrived at their accommodation

Goalkeepers: Alisson, Caoimhin Kelleher, Simon Mignolet

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Alberto Moreno

Midfielders: Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Curtis Jones

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Forwards: Rhian Brewster,  Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Divock Origi, Mohamed Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri, Daniel Sturridge, Ben Woodburn

Liverpool headed to Marbella last season before their Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid and have been faced with a lengthy break since the end of the Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp’s men rounded off their Premier League campaign with a 2-0 victory over Wolves at Anfield on May 12, leaving almost three weeks until the clash with Tottenham in Madrid on June 1.

Klopp granted his players five days off following their win over Wolves and the Liverpool boss has previously spoken of why he likes to form a base for the team in Marbella when time allows.

Speaking after a mid-season break there in February, Klopp said: ‘We could train hard.

”We can do the right things; in football that’s very often combined with intensity because you cannot always do only the tactical stuff – move a bit left, move a bit right. You have to mix it up and create situations like they are in a game.

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”We’re really often together and people might say: “So why go to a place where you are always together?” But the boys do different things together, the coaches and I don’t have to think about how they spend the time between sessions.

”Here we control everything, which is nice. The boys like it as well – it’s not that we do it for three weeks, it’s four days. It’s immediately a little push for all the things we have to do during the week. I like it a lot.’

The red boss gave his players a five-day break after defeating Wolves 2-0 to end their league season


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