Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is confident that the week-long training camp in Tenerife will be beneficial to his squad ahead of the rest of the season, which sees them fighting for a place in the top six of the Premier League and for a place in the semi-finals of the Europa League. However, they will first have to overcome the German manager's former club Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals. The Reds boss has taken all the players not called up by their national teams and a host of youngsters to the most populated island of Spain for warm weather training.
Nineteen players have departed the club on international duty, while the manager has taken a total of 21 players for their training session. This includes a number of fringe players from the first-team and young academy players, who could use the opportunity to impress the manager. Injured players Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez, Alberto Moreno and Lucas Leiva have also travelled and will continue their rehabilitation in the Spanish island.
Klopp has kept the whole affair casual as he has also invited the players' families for the trip. Liverpool face Tottenham in the Premier League following the end of the international break and the manager will hope for a few of his players to return from injury by the time the Premier League title challengers visit on 2 April.
"It's going really well. We had 13 players plus two keepers training this morning, including a lot of young players. It was a good session," Klopp told the Liverpool Echo from the Reds' training base in Tenerife.
"All the injured players have come away with us too and it's nice to have them here. This is a really good training ground and the weather is a little bit better than in England!"
"We're having a good time. This is a good place for us to work this week. We're working hard in the mornings and then in the afternoons it's time with the families," he added.
"I thought it was important that the players could have their families here too. It's a good moment for everyone."