Liverpool FC: In Barcelona after Bournemouth humiliation


Fresh from their humiliating defeat in the Premier League by Bournemouth, Liverpool’s players and staff arrived in Barcelona on Sunday night. Jurgen Klopp whisked his men to Spain straight after a poor defensive display which saw them throw a 3-1 lead away, to lose 4-3 to the Cherries, at the Vitality Stadium. With no match in midweek, Liverpool will undergo a two-day camp in Catalonia for some warmer weather training.

Jurgen Klopp whisked his men to Spain straight after their poor defensive display on Sunday

The Reds’ Brazilian midfielder-turned-centre half Lucas Leiva (centre) with his silver suitcase

Firmino wears a club cap at the airport (left), while Dejan Lovren carries his two bags (right)

Liverpool’s players and staff on their team coach ahead of their Spanish training camp

The Reds’ defeat saw them lose ground at the top of the table, with Chelsea and Arsenal both winning away from home.

The table-topping Blues have 34 points from their 14 games played – after defeating fellow title-challengers Manchester City 3-1 away at the Etihad Stadium – while the second-placed Gunners have now accumulated 31 points after thrashing West Ham United 5-1 at the London Stadium.

Liverpool – down to third –  take on the struggling Irons at Anfield in the 4.30pm (GMT) kick-off on Sunday.

After Liverpool’s loss to the Eddie Howe’s south-coast outfit, Klopp admitted: ‘We gave the game away, and the boys know that. Only because of us Bournemouth came back.

‘It was our mistake to let them back in the game but, even when we were 2-0 up at half-time, I wasn’t happy because we weren’t playing too well.

‘We were too static in our play and I didn’t like what I was seeing too much, so I told the boys that the game wasn’t over.

‘We kept the ball too long at the wrong moments, passing it late, and, eventually, everything changed.’

Senegal forward Sadio Mane listens to some tunes (left), as Ragnar Klavan looks on (right)

James Milner (left) and Klopp (right) walk towards their destination as they arrive in Barca

Liverpool stopper Loris Karius walks past security control (left), as does Pep Ljinders (right)

Liverpool touched down fresh from their defeat in the Premier League to Bournemouth

Source: Daily Mail Online


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