It’s alright for some, isn’t it?
Jurgen Klopp and a handful of his players and their families have travelled out to Tenerife for some training under the sun amidst the current international break.
There has been inevitable uncertainty from fans after last month’s mid-season trip to La Manga was followed up with a 2-0 defeat away to Leicester. The mood seems different this time though, possibly because a large proportion of the first team are still training and playing competitively for their countries during this time away from the Premier League.
Klopp has hailed the positive mood amongst the group of players he is with and also the opportunity for his men to train and spend time with their partners and children.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: “The players are here because we have to train. It’s a wonderful opportunity that the club gave us, that we can bring all the families with us here, that we have this time and can combine different things.”
“We have new players since we were here last year, so we see the kids, we see the wives too. It’s really nice. When we flew here yesterday the mood and atmosphere on the plane was outstanding – I think we had 30 or 40 kids on the plane!”
“So it’s great to be here and I’m really glad the club gave us this opportunity.”
“It’s not easy to have a completely normal private life as the family of a professional football player but it’s important that the girls know each other and we try to do things like this as often as possible so they all feel comfortable.”
Not only does this trip abroad promise to be a significant boost in morale but it gives youngsters the opportunity to stand out with a number of first team regulars away on international duty.
Everyone is happy, everyone is working hard.
Watch Jurgen Klopp’s full interview below…