Reds flew out on Monday to take on Hoffenheim in their Champions League play-off game
LIVERPOOL’S stars have flown out to Germany as they prepare for their crucial Champions League play-off game with Hoffenheim.
Jurgen Klopp and co. hope to put the disappointment from their 3-3 draw at Watford in their Premier League opener behind them on Tuesday night.
However, things got off to a bad start for star forward Sadio Mane… who seemed to have some difficulty with his luggage.
The Senegalese star, who scored against the Hornets at Vicarage Road, couldn’t keep hold of his wheelie suitcase as it crashed to the floor en route to the airport.
Elsewhere, German duo Klopp and Emre Can were spotted on board, along with former Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino, who is now, of course, a Reds star.
Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho has NOT flown out to Germany with Liverpool, setting tongues wagging that he is edging ever closer to a Barcelona move.
The Brazilian “Little Magician” missed the Premier League opener with a sore back and is said to be out of the European showdown with the same ailment.
Coutinho reportedly submitted a transfer request last week, after Liverpool ruled out any potential move.
The Reds have already turned down bids of £72million and £90m this summer, with the club now bracing themselves for a reported £109m bid.
The fact Coutinho is missing also means he is not currently registered in the Liverpool squad for the Champions League.
That now means he would not be cup-tied for Europe’s elite competition should he move to the Nou Camp this summer.
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