Reason Liverpool will travel to Madrid two days AFTER Tottenham

Posted on


Jurgen Klopp is hoping to avoid the same mistakes Liverpool made last year ahead of their second successive Champions League final.

The Reds boss has made the decision for his side to fly to Madrid the day before the match – two days after opponents Tottenham land in Spain.

For last season’s final, Liverpool arrived in Kiev on the Thursday before the game on the Saturday.

However the Liverpool Echo report that this time round Klopp wants to prepare for the match in the same way they have for all their other games in Europe this season.

That means they will fly to Madrid on Friday, before taking part in a training session that afternoon in the final’s host stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano.

Liverpool are currently training at their Melwood base ahead of the final

Klopp is keen to avoid the trip feeling like a drag, and deemed two days in the Spanish capital as too long for his players to optimally prepare.

By choosing to fly the day prior, it also means the Liverpool players will get to stay with their families an extra night before heading off to Spain.

Tottenham meanwhile will fly to Madrid on Wednesday, yet won’t train in the stadium until after Liverpool’s session on Friday.

ALSO READ :  Chasing Waves on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Mauricio Pochettino’s team are getting ready to compete in their first ever European Cup final.

The Reds will not fly to Madrid until Friday

They also opted to stay in England to train whilst Liverpool jetted off to a warm-weather training camp in Marbella last week.

Liverpool are perhaps more confident of victory than last year’s final against Real Madrid – if their post-match schedule is anything to go by.

After the 2018 final defeat to Madrid, the Reds flew straight home from Ukraine before a 5am meeting at the club’s training ground.

This time however they are not due to return to Merseyside until Sunday, with a potential parade around the city that afternoon should they pick up the trophy.

Read More

Mirror Football’s Top Stories





Source link

Recommended for you