Liam enjoys the sunshine in Madrid

Liam Payne managed to squeeze in some relaxation time before One Direction‘s tour dates in Madrid at the weekend.

The singer, 20, was snapped hanging out by his hotel’s pool alongside 1D‘s hairdresser Lou Teasdale.

Liam showed off his manly physique in a pair of red shorts, which he paired with aviator sunglasses and a cosy-looking pair of white slippers.

Pretty Lou – who’s mum to daughter Lux, 2 – was toned and tanned in a printed purple bandeau bikini top and mismatched orange bottoms.

Liam and his bandmates are very close to both Lou and Lux and she often joins them to style their ‘dos as they travel around the world performing to fans.

The lads played two dates in the Spanish capital on Friday and Saturday before rounding off the European leg of their Where We Are tour in Porto, Portugal yesterday.

It seems as though they enjoyed the gigs. 

‘Europe you have been absolutely amazing to us! I’m sure we will see u all very soon! Thank you for making my dreams come through !’ Tweeted Niall Horan.

Harry Styles wrote: ‘To everyone who has come to the shows, you’ve made it so amazing so thank you for spending some time with us. You’re incredible .xx.’

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Anna Duff