Sheffield United Train On Stanley Park Ahead Of Game Against Liverpool At Anfield
Sheffield United have been training in a local park ahead of their game against Premier League leaders Liverpool tonight.
Chris Wilder wanted to do some extra work on the day of the game given the busy Christmas and New Year fixtures and put his side through their paces on the grass of Stanley Park, which separates both Goodison Park and Anfield.
It's certainly not a space where you would expect a Premier League side to be training but as long as the work is put in, that's all that matters.
I cannot believe a Premier League side is training on Stanley Park.
The grass is on a slant and full of dog shit, but except for that, it's a goer. https://t.co/CuEMcVOtCQ
- David Alexander Hughes (@DAHughes_) January 2, 2020
Sheffield United training on Stanley Park today before their game against Liverpool tonight...- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 2, 2020
The annoyingly likeable bastards.
Also a bonus clip of a dog making the players know whose turf they're on! :joy: https://t.co/bAamnFxITa
Sheffield United training on Stanley Park pic.twitter.com/OrfXuyqYZZ
- The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) January 2, 2020
But given the location, there was always a chance that there would be a fair few passers by. And one arrived in the form of a furry animal, as a dog interrupted the training and pissed on a cone to complete the absolutely peak Sunday League session.
Just trying to do an activation session in peace :joy:#SUFC :red_circle:pic.twitter.com/YCgPgp9LIo
- Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) January 2, 2020
Sheff United aren't the only team in the league to have picked a really weird place for training though. A few years back, Jose Mourinho had Manchester United's players doing warm ups in hotel car parks before games against Northampton Town and Liverpool.
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