Liverpool stars head off on well-earned breaks across the globe while Roberto Firmino puts in extra effort to be fit for Champions League final
- Liverpool’s players have jetted off on holidays across the globe this week
- Jurgen Klopp has given them five days off ahead of the Champions League final
- Roberto Firmino worked hard on his recovery despite flying abroad with family
- Mohamed Salah and Fabinho flew out to Abu Dhabi while Alisson stayed in UK
Liverpool players have taken full advantage of their break from football by heading off on trips around the globe ahead of their Champions League final.
Jurgen Klopp has given his players a five-day break before they begin their preparations for the showpiece final against Tottenham in Madrid on June 1.
Roberto Firmino, who is a doubt to play in the final, took a private jet to a mystery location with his wife Larissa and daughters Bella and Valentina for some downtime this week.
Roberto Firmino took a jet to a mystery location but has been working on his injury recovery
The Brazilian has been out for a few weeks but should be fine for the Champions League final
Firmino clocked in an extra session with Liverpool’s strength and recovery coach David Ryding
Firmino was also filmed practicising his finishing skills as he looks to regain match sharpness
After completing his session outside, Firmino hit the gym to build up strength once again
THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
When: Saturday, June 1
What time: Kick-off is 8.00pm (BST)
Where: The match is being played at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano
How to watch it: It will be broadcaster live on BT Sport 2 – BT customers can watch it on TV, online or on the app.
Pictures uploaded by his wife on Instagram showed Firmino enjoying his break by taking a dip in the pool with his two daughters.
But it wasn’t all fun and no work for the Brazilian with Firmino clocking in an extra session with Liverpool’s strength and recovery coach David Ryding in a bid to be fit for the final.
The Brazilian was seen taking part in a number of fitness drills as he looks to overcome the injury that has seem him on the sidelines for around three weeks.
He then was filmed passing the ball back and forth with his fitness trainer before heading indoors for some gym work.
Mohamed Salah and Fabinho both had the same idea by flying out to Abu Dhabi for some sun, sea and relaxation ahead of the biggest game of their season. Simon Mignolet was also in the city.
Mohamed Salah took the opportunity to take a well-earned break in Abu Dhabi
Fabinho and Simon Mignolet also flew out to Abu Dhabi this week to soak up some sun
Alberto Moreno travelled back to his native sunny Sevilla with his wife for his mini break
Others, such as Dejan Lovren, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno, decided to take the opportunity to remain closer to home.
Lovren returned to his humble beginnings in Bosnia And Herzegovina and posted a picture of him on social media visiting a Franciscan monastery.
Moreno, meanwhile, travelled back to sunny Sevilla with his wife while Sturridge spent some time with his father, who celebrated his 80th birthday this week.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge celebrated his father’s 80th birthday with him this week
Dejan Lovren returned to his roots by visiting where he grew up in Bosnia And Herzegovina
While some spent their time basking in the foreign sun or returning to their roots, Alisson Becker, who won this season’s Golden Glove award for most clean sheets in the Premier League, wasn’t tempted to go a luxury vacation and opted to stay put.
The goalkeeper remained in Liverpool and posted a picture of himself enjoying the recent upturn in weather as he cooked a barbecue and drank Mate tea.
Klopp will hope the well-earned break will help his players recuperate and focus ahead of the final with the Liverpool boss eager to go one step further after falling short at the last hurdle last season.
Alisson stayed in the UK and enjoyed the recent sunny weather by cooking up a barbecue