Liverpool stars jet off to Madrid for Champions League final

Jurgen Klopp cracks a smile to the cameras as his Liverpool stars arrive at John Lennon Airport and board flight to Madrid ahead of huge Champions League showdown with Tottenham

Liverpool players have arrived at John Lennon Airport and boarded their plane as they prepare to fly out to Madrid for the Champions League final.

The Reds take on Premier League rivals Tottenham on Saturday night in the competition’s first all-English final since 2008.

Jurgen Klopp and his playing staff were spotted arriving at Liverpool airport just before midday on Friday before they boarded their flight to the Spanish capital.  

Virgil van Dijk and Gini Wijnaldum led the Liverpool players onto their plane on Friday morning

Manager Jurgen Klopp looked relaxed ahead of second successive European Cup final

Rhian Brewster (L) and Alisson (R) pictured on the tarmac as they waited to board the plane

Star man Sadio Mane was all smiles before the flight as he flashed a pose to the cameras

Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold had his headphone in as he climbed the stairs to the plane

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (C), Andy Robertson (L) and Jordan Henderson (R) board the plane

Alexander-Arnold, Alisson, Brewster, Fabinho, Firmino, Gomez, Henderson, Kelleher, Lallana, Lovren, Mane, Matip, Mignolet, Milner, Moreno, Origi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Robertson, Salah, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum.

Mohamed Salah greeted the fans waiting for them outside the terminal building and high-fived some of them as he made his way inside. 

Salah will be hoping he fares better in this season’s final than in Kiev 12 months ago when he was forced off injured in the first half against Real Madrid. 

Defender Virgil van Dijk was first off the bus and he strolled past the fans while listening to music. 

Captain Jordan Henderson was also pictured arriving and he will desperate to get his hands on the European Cup on Saturday night.  

Klopp looked relaxed on the eve of the big game. The German cracked a huge smile as made his way onto the plane  

Mohamed Salah greeted fans waiting outside the terminal building as he made his way in

Captain Henderson will be hoping to get his hands on the Champions League trophy

Veteran midfielder James Milner appeared to be checking his documentation was all in order

Robertson also greeted the fans as Liverpool looked sharp in their black club tracksuits

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