Liverpool players do serious male bonding on train
Stevie really got to know himself on that train
In a football re-imagining of the classic Hollywood device where two contrasting bozos get stuck in a lift/stranded on an island, only to learn through the slow passage of time that, actually, they quite like each other, apparently the long train journey to Madrid has done the Liverpool team all manner of good.
As reported in today’s Times, Rafa Benitez said this:
“Sometimes the positive thing from something like this is that people have a better team experience.”
“If you are on a plane for just one or two hours, everyone is just watching the film, on their PlayStations or whatever, now they have been talking more.”
“It has been difficult for everyone because they will arrive tired but you could see them all talking to each other in different groups and changing them around as well rather than simply sticking in their normal ones.”
Of course, the big worry now is that the players will be too wrapped up in their deep conversations to bother with futile things like football. Because, you know, there’s so much more to life. Right, guys?