Jurgen Klopp has returned to Merseyside after spending the international break in Dubai as he looks to whip Liverpool back into shape ahead of the title run-in.
The German was pictured walking out of the arrivals lounge at Manchester Airport on Sunday evening shortly after his flight from Dubai had landed.
Klopp’s team are currently two points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League but their rivals do have a game in hand over them as they prepare to enter the final stage of the campaign.
Liverpool return to Premier League action with a mouth-watering clash against Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s side, meanwhile, play at Fulham on Saturday lunchtime.
Klopp admitted after their nervy 2-1 win over Fulham on March 17 that Liverpool will need a perfect end to the season in their attempt to clinch a first league title for 29 years.
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.
‘It was very important that we won today.’
‘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. That’s what we did today.’
Adam Lallana has insisted he is ‘rested and ready’ for the rest of the season after also jetting off to an exotic location during the international period.
The 30-year-old midfielder has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons but has played in each of his side’s last four league matches and impressed.
Alongside a picture of himself in his swimming shorts on a stunning beach next to a pig, he wrote: ‘Everyone wants to have their say on the title race, even the big fella (pig) rested and ready to get back to it… all to play for’.
Lallana is not the only member of Klopp’s team who has been relaxing in recent days.
Mohamed Salah was granted the international period off by Egypt and has been unwinding on the beach too.
One concern for Klopp will be the fact Jordan Henderson is due to undergo a late fitness test due to a minor ankle niggle before England’s game in Montenegro on Monday night.
Dele Alli, who is due to start on the bench, on standby to take the Liverpool captain’s place if he doesn’t prove his fitness.