Without sounding like too much of a creep, there are many reasons why I’d love to hang around Melwood. Observe Liverpool players in their native habitat. A fly on the wall, if you will.
One of the main attractions would be the epic table tennis matches, which can apparently get quite heated. To be fair, I’d watch these hyper-competitive professional athletes face off against each other in a wide variety of other sports.
We’ve seen Roberto Firmino and Alberto Moreno face off in a round of mini golf. We’ve watched Kloppo try his luck at darts and bowling. And now we get to to watch Dejan Lovren and Mohamed Salah compete for table tennis glory.
Without giving away spoilers, the teammates play a best-of-three series which goes deep into the third match before a winner can be found. There’s plenty of banter—and some mild controversy (VAR was not needed)—before a winner could be crowned.
If you need an 11-minute distraction before kickoff tonight, I can only recommend watching. Also, if Degsy leaves in the summer, as has been rumored, let’s get as much Dejan and Mo content as possible from LFCTV, please and thank you.