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Pictures of Liverpool training in camp at Marbella, Oxlade Chamberlain spotted

Jurgen Klopp larks around on a bike, shows off his skills and catches up with Liverpool chief Tom Werner as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returns to training ground in Marbella 

The thrill of the title chase - and the winter sun in Marbella - seems to have energised Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, as he appeared even more exuberant than usual in training on Tuesday. 

Liverpool are in Spain for a few days training away from the cold owing to the fact they are not in FA Cup action this weekend.

Klopp placed himself in the centre of the action, riding into training on a bicycle before getting stuck into the session.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rides into training on a bicycle on Tuesday in Marbella

At the end of the session, some players had a game of foot-tennis - Klopp got involved

Klopp partnered with Sadio Mane and seemed delighted with his doubles partner's work

Klopp was also spotted having a chat with Tom Werner, part-owner of the football club

Training for Liverpool on Tuesday started with a regular warm up, stretches and core exercises, before they started on their ball-work drills.

At the end of the session, some players had a game of foot-tennis. Rather than stand and observe on the sidelines, Liverpool boss Klopp and his assistant Pepijn Lijnders got involved.

Klopp partnered with Sadio Mane, while Lijnders played alongside Roberto Firmino, and the boss took the chance to show his skills as he flicked the ball up with his heel. 

The German manager - who spent his entire playing career as a defender with Mainz - really threw himself into the exercise, and was pictured high-fiving Mane. Lijnders was similarly enthusiastic, and was photographed attempting an overhead kick.

Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stepped up his recovery from a long-term knee injury by joining his team-mates.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has not played since April 24 when he damaged knee ligaments during Liverpool's 5-2 Champions League semi-final first-leg win over Roma at Anfield.

Now it appears the 25-year-old could soon be in a position to help Liverpool in the Premier League title race.

The thrill of the title chase seems to have made Klopp even more exuberant than usual

Long-term injury absentee Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was involved in the full session

Rhian Brewster, Ben Woodburn and Nat Phillips also took part in a bid to improve their fitness, with manager Jurgen Klopp pleased to see them back.

'The boys had to do a bit of core work, passing and the rondos and it's nice [they could be involved],' he said on the club's website.

'These things Ox can do, and Rhian can do, and Ben can do and Nat Phillips could do most of them. That's all good.

'This afternoon they will have to do their own stuff again and hopefully we can integrate them step by step.'

Not all of the news has been good, however, with Dejan Lovren not travelling to Marbella with the rest of the squad.

The Croatian centre-back had been slated to travel but has instead remained on Merseyside to continue his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury, making him a doubt for the Champions League clash with Bayern Munich next week.

The midfielder is continuing to work his way back to fitness following a long-term knee injury

Oxlade-Chamberlain was injured last April but could make a return later this season

'Dejan is not here and Joe [Gomez] is not here,' Klopp said.

'That's never a good sign, I would say, but we will try everything to make Dejan available for Munich. It will be a tight race.

'For him, it makes sense in the moment to be in another place to do what he has to do. It wouldn't have helped if he was here, so we will try everything - that's clear.'

James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum and Fabinho sat out Monday's session but Klopp said there were no serious issues.

'It's how it is after games, you have a couple of problems,' he said.

'Millie and Gini still struggle with their illnesses, so they did a bit of work in the hotel. Fabinho felt [something] a little bit; it will not be a problem, but there was no reason for him to be out today.

'Hopefully he can train tomorrow and if not then the day after that. None of them are serious, all will be fine.' 

Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino compete for the ball during training in Marbella

In the session, Klopp was also spotted having a chat with Tom Werner, part owner of the football club, who had dropped in during the training session.

Werner is a co-founder of Fenway Sports Group - along with John W. Henry - the group which owns Liverpool FC and Major League Baseball franchise Boston Red Sox.

Liverpool arrived in Marbella on Monday evening and will remain until Friday, as they have no fixture this weekend.

The Reds were knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round by Wolves, which while disappointing for fans does at least give Klopp extra preparation time on the training ground. 

Next week they return to Champions League action against Bayern Munich in the round of 16, while the Premier League title race - against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur - is set to go down to the wire.  

Mohamed Salah controls the ball as Liverpool take advantage of a weekend off from action

Assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders attempts an overhead kick during the game of foot-tennis

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