Word on the Tweet: Europa League allows Liverpool & Newcastle players to escape the cold

While Jose Enrique & Jonjo Shelvey head to Italy and Tim Krul & Sammy Ameobi travel to France (if their plane can take off), Rio Ferdinand reminds those at home to wrap up warm
With the UK being hit with snowy conditions, the glove may become a valuable accessory for some footballers from the warmer parts of the world.

However, Newcastle duo Tim Krul and Sammy Ameobi, as well as Liverpool pair Jonjo Shelvey and Jose Enrique, were all glad to see away fixtures in the Europa League this week, allowing them to get away from the bitterness.

For those stuck at home, Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand had some welcome advice, while Juventus' Nicklas Bendtner extended an un-refusable offer to anyone looking for some cheer - free pizza!!!

Elsewhere, Stan Collymore saw the white weather as an opportunity to deliver a wintery pun, while Gary Lineker preferred to stay in and watch some T.V. It's all here, in the Word on the Tweet...

"Do not underestimate the weather 2day!! Sunny but baltic out there! Brrrr!"
Weatherman Rio Ferdinand warns his followers to wrap up warm and to not be fooled by the clear skies. Sensible advice from the Manchester United man.

"Off to Bordeaux...hope it's a lot warmer than it is here! ‪#baltic‬"
Carrying on with our #Baltic theme, Newcastle forward Sammy Ameobi has an even better idea than Ferdinand as to stay warm - escape the country.

"On our way to Bordeaux .. All the best taking off in this weather .. #wow . #nufc"
However, Newcastle keeper Tim Krul raises some doubts as to whether the Magpies will make it to France, tweeting the picture on the right.

"Flight time to Italy .. See use in a few hours peace!"
It seems that Ameobi isn't the only one aiming to get away from the sub-zero temperatures, with Jonjo Shelvey also seeking refuge. Though maybe that Europa League thing may have something to do with it.

"In the way to the hotel... Then some food and go for training. Cant wait for tomorrow game. We have to win !!"
His Liverpool team-mate Jose Enrique indeed confirms that the the Reds have a game to prepare for, with a clash with Udinese on Thursday evening.

"Osama resting in the bus......"
Before the left-back names as shames Osama Assaidi for being the one that falls asleep (pictured left).

"How does a snowman get to work? By icicle."
Former Liverpool and Aston Villa forward (among others) Stan Collymore contributes this effort. WOTT has 'snow' idea why anyone would find that funny. Anyone? No...? Sorry.

"In the dressing room and ‪#JeremyKyleshow‬ is on. Truly unbelievable story."
MOTD presenter Gary Lineker gets his fix of trashy T.V.

"come cheer on our team tonite with me and see us go thru and when we do pizza is on me.. On the corner next to the american place"
Juventus forward Nicklas Bendtner makes a rather large promise of free pizza to the inhabitants of Turin and beyond, ahead of their final Champions League group game with Shakhtar Donetsk. WOTT will see you there!