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Driving Away The Transfer Blues

There’s a new coach in town, and there’s very little else to talk about.

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This is the old bus. It is not the new bus.
Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

This entire piece is an excuse for that atrocious pun. I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t read past this. It’s all downhill from here.

Liverpool announced the new team bus on the 24th of January (a day that holds the honour of having been declared the first ever “Most Depressing Day of the Year” back in 2005) with an incredible video that you should spend the next 30 minutes watching on a loop.

The bus, a poor replacement for a new player, did bring Sadio Mané back to Liverpool earlier this week, however, which meant people spent a lot of time talking about it on transfer deadline day.

Writers from Liverpool Offside spent the last few hours of the day focused on bus-related jokes as did, I assume, anyone with any power to buy players for the team.

The bus is red (a subtle nod to Liverpool’s nickname, no doubt), and has “We are Liverpool” embossed on both sides — just to make sure people know which team is in town, regardless of the side of the road they drive on.

“The coach’s interior will have a bespoke state-of-the-art fit out that has been custom-designed to ensure Liverpool’s players and staff have access to the best possible travel facilities in preparation for games,” boasts the official announcement, but does not post a picture of the bus with its thumbs up.

Despite this, the bus was extremely well received and has a promising future at the club.

Welcome, bus.

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