New Zealand continued their preparations for Saturday’s all or nothing test match at Liverpool FC’s training facility today, and had one particularly keen spectator.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp took the time to cast his eye over Rugby League’s highest-ranked team, and spent time speaking to Kiwis head coach Stephen Kearney and David Kidwell.
The German manager, who was appointed Liverpool’s manager last month, has been very proactive in learning about English culture. He was pictured at a pub in Liverpool drinking with fans and went to a local café to enjoy a hot beverage with stunned supporters.
His latest stunt has seen him get to grips with Rugby League.
The Kiwis took a liking to Klopp and their surroundings, so much so that they performed the haka for those in attendance at the club’s canteen.
They even referenced Liverpool’s famous quote ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ in a tweet featuring a picture from the training complex.
— NZ Rugby League (@NZRL_Kiwis) November 11, 2015
New Zealand face England on Saturday in the third and final test match with the series tied at one win each.
Despite the magnitude of the match, the Kiwis remain in a relaxed mood, taking time out from training to see the sights around the country.