Liverpool take part in competitive intra-squad table tennis tournament at pre-season base in Evian… and for the third time Mohamed Salah comes out on top as he wins final against backup keeper Caoimhin Kelleher!
- Mohamed Salah was king of the table tennis table at the pre-season camp
- The Egyptian won the doubles tournament, beating Caoimhin Keller in the final
- Jurgen Klopp’s squad and the backroom staff passionately got involved
- The Reds kick off their Premier League campaign at Norwich next Saturday
It’s not just on the football pitch where goal-hungry Mohamed Salah is competitive – it’s on the table tennis table too!
All the Liverpool players and staff took part in a tournament at their pre-season training camp in Evian this week, with the Egyptian coming out on top playing with media manager Matt McCann, against goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher in a game of doubles.
The club released the entertaining video of all the organised fun, with Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Joe Gomez particularly vocal on the sidelines!
Mohamed Salah was the Liverpool table tennis champion as the squad enjoyed a tournament
Virgil van Dijk was amongst those getting fully involved in the evening of light-hearted fun
An unlikely pairing also saw manager Jurgen Klopp pair up with Japanese forward Takumi Minamino as staff, backroom team and players combined.
The light-hearted event came as the Reds continued their preparations for the new Premier League season, which begins away at Norwich next Saturday.
Before that, they host Athletic Bilbao on Sunday and Osasuna on Monday in their final pre-season friendlies before the real action kicks off.
Playmaker Thiago Alcantara also took part in the tournament at the pre-season camp in Evian
Defenders Nat Phillips and Andy Robertson were also fully focused during the tournament
They took part in two friendlies against Bologna this week, with Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane and Takumi Minamino all on the scoresheet.
A big question ahead of the season’s start is the fitness of Van Dijk and Gomez, who are returning from long-term injuries.
The Reds are looking to bounce back after relinquishing their Premier League crown to Manchester City last season.
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