Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp couldn’t resist a comparability as he tried to soak up a sometimes enthusiastic Thai welcome.
“Was it like this yesterday when Manchester United got here?” he requested.
There’s something distinctive in regards to the reception England’s greatest golf equipment get once they go to the Far East.
Some waited greater than six hours for Liverpool’s arrival. Two hours earlier than their flight was resulting from land, tons of have been ready outdoors Bangkok Airport.
Liverpool landed in Thailand on Sunday, a day after Premier League rivals Manchester United. The 2 sides play one another on Tuesday earlier than travelling to Australia for extra pre-season matches.
By the point Klopp and his gamers have been prepared to depart the airport and be pushed into town, there have been nicely over a thousand followers current.
Some have been 50 yards away and possibly didn’t even get the merest glimpse of their heroes, given it solely wanted about three strides to get from the exit of the VIP room to the group bus.
Others stood within the central reservation to wave Liverpool off, the noise from the primary physique of supporters following them as they left.
Half an hour earlier than, Klopp had led his gamers in honouring their Thai hosts within the conventional welcome ceremony.