Liverpool have arrived in Kiev as they reach the finishing stretch of their preparations for the biggest game of their season at the weekend.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side looked in high spirits as they touched down in the Ukrainian capital and were greeted by supporters outside the team hotel in the city centre.
The Reds take on Real Madrid on Saturday night as they bid for a sixth European Cup.
Mohamed Salah is greeted by hundreds of fans after arriving at the Liverpool hotel in Kiev
Roberto Firmino looked in good spirits as he made his way off the team bus in Ukraine
Jurgen Klopp and his backroom staff make their way off the plane after landing in Kiev
The players had earlier driven themselves to Melwood for a training session, after which they left their cars and boarded a coach to the airport wearing trendy training gear.
Midfielder Emre Can has been included in the club’s 24-man squad for this weekend’s big game.
It could be the last time the Germany international, who has regained full fitness having been sidelined with a back injury since late March, features for Liverpool as his contract expires next month and he has so far turned down all offers of an extension.
The Liverpool manager was handed traditional Ukrainian gifts upon his arrival on Thursday
Star man Salah also posed for pictures on the runway at Mizhnarodnyy Aeroport
Youngsters Curtis Jones, Nat Phillips and Rafael Camacho are also included in the party.
They will hold an hour-long open training session at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on Friday evening after Klopp and two players have given pre-match press conference.
And the Liverpool boss is pleased with how preparations have gone ahead of Saturday’s final.
‘It’s been very good – very, very, very good as you can imagine,’ Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com on board the team flight to Kiev.
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Virgil van Dijk strides on to the tarmac after arriving in Kiev on Thursday evening
‘The mood is positive, the attitude is brilliant, the training… it would be crazy if it was not fantastic.
‘(We are) very excited in the most positive way; we’re really looking forward to it. We’ve had a few meetings, good sessions, all what we wanted to do. Now, two days left and all good.
‘The weather has been really good in Liverpool as well, so it’s been a very special week so far.’
Adam Lallana (right) will boost Liverpool’s options in Kiev after returning to full fitness