Date: 18th March 2021 at 10:00am
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has given seven of is first-team stars time off training this week ahead of the international break according to The Athletic.

Those afforded a rest are Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Thiago, Diogo Jota, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum and Andy Robertson, who will all join up with their national teams this month.

Many of the other first-team players either won’t be called up or have had matches postponed due to travel restrictions.

With the Reds’ hopes of a top-four finish reinvigorated following Monday night’s 1-0 victory over Wolves, the German boss might’ve been tempted to use the time to work with his side in what has been a truncated season.

Instead, those mentioned have been given a chance to recharge their batteries somewhat before jetting off around the globe.

Klopp will want his key players back fit and firing when the Premier League action resumes with a trip to Arsenal on April 4.

Before the international break commences, the Reds will be waiting with bated breath to discover who they will face in Fridays UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw.

L4L’s VIEW

This makes perfect sense.

As the season reaches crunch time with every point holding additional gravitas, Liverpool will need to be at their best and perhaps fresher than others as the long season takes hold.

Klopp knows his side have fallen well short of the levels required this season, but they are still in with a shout of making it one to remember.