Following Sunday’s loss to Southampton and with many of Liverpool’s first team players heading off on international duty, the remaining Reds have jetted off to Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands for a bit of sun and a short, mid-season training camp this week.
After the disappointment of Sunday, manager Jürgen Klopp wanted to get the players away from Anfield for a short break. For many, international duty takes care of that. Those who remain—including injured Roberto Firmino, Alberto Moreno, and Lucas Leiva—will head to Spain with the coaches and their families.
Along with fringe first team players like Jon Flanagan, Kolo Toure, Jordan Rossiter, and Kevin Stewart, the group will be rounded out by some of the club’s more promising youth players. Mid-season camps are common for Premier League sides with time off, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi the most popular destinations.
However, it will be a very limited squad Klopp will work with, with five of Liverpool’s first team players off with England this month. Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana, and James Milner are all on duty with the Three Lions. They face Germany on Saturday and the Netherlands on Tuesday.
Sheyi Ojo and Jordon Ibe are with the England U21s. Meanwhile, Simon Mignolet, Divock Origi, and Christian Benteke are off with Belgium. Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can, Joe Allen, Dejan Lovren, Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel, and Brad Smith are also off representing their countries this week.