Liverpool took off from John Lennon Airport on Monday afternoon for their Champions League Group E opener against Napoli.

A three-hour flight will carry the 20-man Reds squad and staff from Merseyside to Italy, where their European Cup defence begins at Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday night.

Our photographer was there on the tarmac to see them on their way - take a look in the gallery below...

Photos by Andrew Powell

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