Liverpool's lack of European football is having a clear benefit on their Premier League form as their loss to Bournemouth on Sunday was their first in 11 games, a run which sees them right in the title race as we enter the Christmas period.
It also gives them the chance to go for some midweek team bonding sessions, and manager Jurgen Klopp treated them to one hell of a cool team bonding session on Tuesday night as the whole squad was invited along to Barcelona vs Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League.
Klopp and his players were snapped drinking in the atmosphere in some pretty outstanding seats, and were even given a shout-out by Barcelona's twitter account:
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 6, 2016
— Anything Liverpool (@Anything_LFC) December 5, 2016
Adam Lallana eating an apple at the Camp Nou tonight. Klopp brought the Liverpool team to watch Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/16HDVAInOb
— AS English (@English_AS) December 6, 2016
— Barcastuff (@barcastuff_real) December 6, 2016
— Sky Football ⚽️ (@SkyFootball) December 6, 2016
Jurgen Klopp is that sound teacher who takes the whole year on a really fun trip. Fair play.
The Liverpool team saw Barca run out 4-0 winners, as Messi got the ball rolling before Arda Turan bagged a hat-trick:
A decent say out, although we wouldn't be surprised to see Roberto Firmino linked with a move to the Catalan club now, that's more evidence than 90% of the transfer rumours we'll see in January.