Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has returned from his holiday in Dubai as he begins preparations for the business end of the Reds’ exciting Premier League title race.
Several of the side’s stars, including Adam Lallana and Mohamed Salah, have also been on holiday during the international break, before they return to league action to face Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday.
News of Klopp’s return comes from the Daily Mail, who add that the German can now start to think about his side’s run of fixtures as they look for their first league title in 29 years.
Liverpool currently sit atop the Premier League table, although they have played one game more than rivals Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s men trail by just two points, and they can move to the top of the table if they win their game in hand. The Reds are no longer in control of their own destiny, and will need City to drop points if they are to secure that elusive Premier League title.
Speaking after the 2-1 win over Fulham before the international break, Klopp insisted that Liverpool must be perfect until the end of the season if they are to come out on top against the Citizens.
He said: “Being top, it’s the best position you can be in. For us, it is clear. City don’t look as if they’ll drop a lot of points, so we have to win, to win and to win.
“Tottenham next, an interesting game against a really good footballing team. Nothing is decided but we can make sure we stay in the race. We want to stay in the race.”
As well as Tottenham, Liverpool face tough matches against the likes of Chelsea, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton, whilst they must also prepare themselves for a Champions League quarter-final clash with Porto in April.