The last 16 of the World Cup reached its halfway point on Sunday evening and we are now closer to the end of the tournament than the start, with less than two weeks until the final on Sunday 18 December.
This means we are now also just over two weeks away from Liverpool playing competitive football again, with The Red set to resume domestic action against Manchester City in the League Cup on Thursday 22 December.
With that in mind, Liverpool headed to Dubai today for a warm-weather training camp with manager Jürgen Klopp looking to get his stars back on track after a short break for those who didn’t go to the World Cup .
A 33-man squad will form the field from day one, with Darwin Nuñez, the first red cut in Qatar, joining next week. The initial template, in its entirety, is:
Goalkeepers: Adrian, Caoimhin Kelleher, Harvey Davies, Fabian Mrozek, Marcelo Pitaluga
Defenders: Kostas Tsimikas, Calvin Ramsay, Andy Robertson, Nat Phillips, Kaide Gordon, Joël Matip, Joe Gomez, Luke Chambers, Jarell Quansah
Midfielders: James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Stefan Bajcetic, Naby Keïta, Arthur, Thiago, Melkamu Frauendorf, Jake Cain, Dominic Corness
Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Fabio Carvalho, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino, Bobby Clark, Layton Stewart, Ben Doak
As part of their preparations for the resumption of the season, Liverpool will face Lyon on Sunday 11 December and AC Milan on Friday 16 December.