In recent seasons, Liverpool’s warm weather training camps have become a common occurrence, something the club do every time there is a break of a week or more over the winter. This season, despite an obvious break, there won’t be one.
Liverpool’s winter break is set for the start of February, with Liverpool—along with half the other Premier League teams—given the weekend of the 8th off—and the expectations had been that, once again, the team would be flying south together.
Instead, according to the Evening Standard’s David Lynch, everyone will get a week off. In other words, a vacation. Given how little downtime players have in the modern game, it’s certainly something the players could probably use a little more of.
It’s also said to be viewed as Klopp as a reward for the hard work done so far this season and the position it has put the club in, 14 points clear with a game in hand and well in control of their own destiny as they chase a first title in 30 years.
It’s also perhaps worth noting Liverpool have already had a warm weather team trip this season, with Klopp using the Club World Cup in Qatar as a chance to give his players the kind of warm weather training trip they usually get once a season.