- Liverpool players have this week headed off for the international break
- Players like Sadio Mane have linked up with their nations ahead of friendly ties
- Danny Ings has headed for warmer climbs to get in some mid-season rest
- First choice ‘keeper Loris Karius, overlooked by Germany, is also on holiday
The international break has arrived and, with it, players have either jetted off to link up with their nations ahead of World Cup friendlies, or made for warmer climbs.
The Liverpool squad are no different, with an exodus at Melwood this week as the first team stars board planes and head for different locations around the world.
Sadio Mane, one part of the club’s deadly attacking trident, led the way by being one of the first of the team to head away, meeting up with his Senegal team-mates.
Sadio Mane met up with his Senegal team-mates in the airport ahead of upcoming friendlies
The national side are set to play friendlies with Uzbekistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina
There will be no break away from football for the fleet-footed attacker, who has been called up for his nation’s upcoming World Cup warm-up matches with Uzbekistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The African nation will be looking to get in ship shape ahead of what promises to be a difficult Group H in Russia, with Japan, Colombia and Poland all lying in wait.
Mane took to social media to upload a snap of himself and his international team-mates, waiting together in the airport departure terminal ahead of the trip to the Senegal team base.
‘Always a great pleasure to see the lions again,’ Mane captioned the shot.
Danny Ings has been kicking back and enjoy himself at Cove Beach in Dubai
After a solid run of form which has made him Liverpool no 1, Loris Karius has taken a break
Meanwhile other stars such as Danny Ings and Loris Karius were quick to get in a bit of holiday time before the hectic football calendar comes back in.
Overlooked by both their international sides, Ings and Karius headed to warmer climbs to avoid England’s current snowy weather.
Ings uploaded an image of himself kicking back on Dubai’s Cove Beach, sharing a laugh with his company.
The striker featured recently in Liverpool’s 5-0 demolition of Watford and very nearly got himself on the score sheet, only to be denied by goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis.
Karius has taken Ings’ lead with regards soaking up the sun, and pictured himself poolside while teasing his online followers with the caption: ‘Guess where I am?’
Liverpool return to action following the international break with a trip to face former manager Roy Hodgson and his Crystal Palace side on Saturday, March 31.