Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 February 2020

Mohamed Salah draws a crowd as he tries to sleep - on the floor of a plane

The Liverpool squad were travelling to Marbella for training before the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1

Mohamed Salah rarely fails to bring a smile everywhere he goes.

And on this occasion it was his Liverpool teammates left beaming as he tried to take a nap in a rather unusual location - on an aircraft floor.

The Liverpool squad flew to Marbella to begin a six-day training camp before their Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur on June 1.

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was left wondering why the Egyptian chose to curl up on the floor instead of the cushioned seats, which clearly weren't in economy class.

He posted a video on Instagram and wrote "@mosalah care to explain?" as he panned the camera over the resting Salah before adding "Egyptian kings need sleep too".

A crowd of Liverpool players then gather around to see what is going on in Row 20 of the plane. The squad's spirit looks strong before the biggest match of the season.

The club has taken 26 players to Spain to prepare for the final in Madrid next month.

Many of the players enjoyed a short break last week after the Premier League season ended, with the likes of Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum travelling to Dubai.

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet meanwhile was in Abu Dhabi and visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, while midfielder Fabinho was also in the capital.


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