Liverpool stars check in for flight to Turkey as Jurgen Klopp’s men bid to pile more misery on Frank Lampard by winning UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul
- Liverpool take on Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday in Istanbul
- Jurgen Klopp’s men arrived at Liverpool’s John Lennon on Tuesday morning
- The Reds beat Norwich 4-1 while Chelsea were thrashed 4-0 by Man United
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have begun their journey to Turkey for Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup showdown with Chelsea.
The Champions League winners take on the Europa League victors at Vodfaone Park in Istanbul with manager Klopp looking to get his hands on a second trophy with the club.
And the squad were all smiles as they arrived at John Lennon Airport on Tuesday morning.
Jurgen Klopp hands a pen back to a fan after signing his replica Champions League trophy
Roberto Firmino smiles as he arrives at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport on Tuesday morning
Mo Salah looked in good spirits as he made his way off the coach and into the terminal
The likes of Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane were happy to stop and greet a small group of excited fans as they made their way off the coach while Klopp looked amused as he signed one supporter’s miniature replica Champions League trophy.
The team had every reason to be in high spirits after kicking off their season with a 4-1 victory over newly-promoted Norwich on Friday night.
The Reds wrapped up the three points before half-time with Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi all netting after an early own goal from Grant Hanley at Anfield.
Not everything went to plan, however, with goalkeeper Alisson having to be substituted after picking up a calf injury.
Jordan Henderson stops to sign a supporter’s shirt before following his team-mates inside
Sadio Mane looked relaxed ahead of Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash in Istanbul
The Brazilian is facing up to eight weeks on the sidelines with his club set to sign veteran Andy Lonergan on a short-term deal as cover.
Chelsea, meanwhile, endured a nightmare start to their campaign, suffering a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford in Frank Lampard’s first competitive game in charge.
Liverpool will be hoping the final goes like their last one in Istanbul, where they famously came from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final.
Joe Gomez (L), Virgil van Dijk (C), and Georginio Wijnaldum seemed focused on the big game