In pictures: Liverpool begin journey to Russia

Liverpool departed for Russia on Monday lunchtime with the Champions League tie against Spartak Moscow to come on Tuesday night.

Having trained at Melwood in the morning, Jürgen Klopp and his 21-man squad set off for the fixture - their second in Group E.

Our photographers were there to capture the moment the Reds boarded the plane, which you can see below...

Photos by John and Andrew Powell