Jurgen Klopp confirmed Alberto Moreno has shaken off a hamstring injury on Wednesday - and proof of that could be found on the Liverpool player’s Instagram account.
The German has taken his players to Tenerife for a break before the final stages of the Premier League season, which has allowed the squad to enjoy the sun and the sea.
And Moreno proved he is over his injury by sharing a video of him backflipping off a boat. Scroll down to watch the left-back’s acrobatics.
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Klopp told Liverpool’s website that Moreno’s return was “very important for the club”.
Liverpool fans might not go to that extent - the Spaniard, while good going forward, remains a defensive liability - but having a fit Moreno is certainly better for the Reds’ chances of securing a European berth and winning the Europa League.
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Check out Moreno's acrobatics
Klopp said: “It’s really big for us. We let him come in this morning, training light – no real challenges, he could pass a few balls and things like this.
“But it was really good and he felt absolutely nothing, so from tomorrow he is completely back in the race, which is very important for us.”
Moreno suffered the hamstring injury during a training session ahead of Liverpool’s Europa League last-16 second leg clash against Manchester United.
He is likely to return to the starting XI as Liverpool aim to end the season on a high.
They are currently ninth in the Premier League and their best chance of securing Champions League football is via the Europe League, although a quarter-final tie with Klopp’s former team, Borussia Dortmund, makes that a difficult task.
Change in scenery
The German admitted he took his players to Tenerife simply for a change in scenery.
“First of all, the weather is not too good at the moment in Liverpool so we can train in Tenerife – it’s a little bit better,” Klopp told the club website. “We have wind, so we feel a little bit familiar, but we have sun so everything for training is really perfect, 20 degrees or something like this.
“[It is a] big group, 13 players in training this morning, two goalkeepers, so everything was OK. That’s the main reason why we are here – that we can train in different circumstances because it is a long year [and a] long season for the players so they need to change a little bit.”
Liverpool’s next four fixtures reads: Tottenham, Dortmund, Stoke City, Dortmund.
The players could be forgiven for not wanting to return home with that schedule upcoming.
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