Jurgen Klopp will use Liverpool’s exit from the FA Cup to his advantage by giving his players an intense training camp in Spain.
The Reds were surprisingly knocked out of the competition in the fourth-round by West Bromwich Albion.
Klopp’s men make the short trip straight after their last-16 Champions League clash against Porto. And when asked why he took 25 players with him to Portugal, Klopp explained that it won’t just be for a sunny holiday in Spain.
“First of all, it is normal we take a bigger squad to a European game because we have three days away at least,” said Klopp.
“With training, a lot of things can happen – it’s always like this and that’s the main reason. There are three or four players here more than we would have usually.
“The other reason is we will go afterwards and use the time we have now – unfortunately, due to being out of the FA Cup – for proper training in different surroundings.
“It’ll be four really intense sessions and then we will come back to England and have a full week to prepare for the West Ham game and the rest of the season. It’s really good the club gave us the opportunity to do it.”