Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins Liverpool squad as they touch down in Marbella for warm weather training camp ahead of Champions League clash against Bayern Munich
- Liverpool have flown out to Marbella for a warm-weather training camp
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain traveled as he continues return from knee injury
- Liverpool do not play for eight days as they were knocked out of the FA Cup
- Their next match is their Champions League last-16 clash against Bayern Munich
Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson shared a joke as they led their Liverpool team-mates in checking into their hotel in Marbella ahead of a warm weather training camp.
Jurgen Klopp’s squad do not play until their Champions League last-16 clash against Bayern Munich at Anfield after being knocked out of the FA Cup.
As a result, the manager has taken advantage of the break to fly his squad to warmer climates to prepare for an intense finale both domestically and in Europe.
Divock Origi and Virgil van Dijk are both in the squad for the warm weather training camp
Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson share a joke as they pick up their room keys
Corey Whelan (right) will be hoping to follow Trent Alexander-Arnold into the first team
Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Alisson, Henderson, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mignolet, Shaqiri, Brewster, Robertson, Origi, Matip, Phillips, Jones, Hoever, Woodburn, Kelleher, Camacho, Alexander-Arnold, Christie-Davies, Whelan, Lewis
The club are second in the Premier League, level von points with reigning champions Manchester City.
There was a further boost for the club as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was deemed fit enough to join the travelling party.
He has progressed well in his recovery from a serious knee injury.
The England midfielder sustained multiple ligament damage during the Champions League semi-final against Roma in the last campaign.
A number of younger players were also invited along to the camp by Klopp, with the likes of Corey Whelan, Rafael Camacho, Curtis Jones, Ki-Jan Hoever, Isaac Christie-Davies and Rhian Brewster offered the chance to impress.
Jurgen Klopp will use camp to prepare for the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also travelled to Spain as he edges closer to a return from injury
Attacking pair Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge will hope to impress boss Klopp
Ahead of the clash against the reigning German champions, Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer insisted he was excited to step out at Anfield for the first time.
Neuer told ESPN: ‘It’s the first game for me at Anfield. I’m looking forward to playing there.
‘We have heard a lot about the atmosphere in the stadium – everyone who watches football knows it’s special – and I think they will be two great games
‘For us, the Champions League is very important. It is a knockout tie, two finals. We are happy to play in their stadium. Hopefully, it will be great night for us – but it depends on the result, of course.’
A number of young players including Nathaniel Phillips (L) and Adam Lewis in training squad
Naby Keita (L) and Rafael Camacho (R) makes their way into the team’s hotel on Monday