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Why Jurgen Klopp changed Liverpool's sleeping arrangements for La Manga trip

Jurgen Klopp conducted an FA Cup style draw to determine the sleeping arrangements on Liverpool’s warm weather training camp in La Manga.

Players usually have their own rooms on away trips but Klopp decided he wanted them to share during their four-night stay at the five-star Hotel Principe Felipe as part of his team building exercise.

Reds captain Jordan Henderson is in with Sheyi Ojo, while vice-captain James Milner has Sadio Mané for company.

“We had this little funny gimmick. Bringing the players together by putting them in twin rooms,” Klopp told the ECHO.

“It wasn’t a free choice! I picked the names out of the hat.

“Lallana and Manninger. Henderson is with Ojo, Milner with Sadio. Firmino and Karius – nice room!

“Simon Mignolet is with Conor Masterson, I’m not sure that Simon even knew Conor before this trip. But after four days here he really will.

“The players are learning more about each other. Everything has been perfectly organised.

“We’ve had a few meetings and we’ll have a few more of them. I’m enjoying it and I think the players are too.”

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