The manager insisted that the players were given twin rooms during the trip rather than each having a room to themselves, and the pairings were drawn out of a hat.
“We had this little funny gimmick. Bringing the players together by putting them in twin rooms,” Klopp told the Liverpool 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.”
The players cycled from their hotel to the training ground each morning, rather than being taxied around by coach or car.
During his time managing Mainz, Klopp took his players out to a Swedish lake in the middle of nowhere where they had to catch and cook their own food for five days.
This trip to Spain wasn’t quite as demanding as that — although it did involve a freezing cold bath for a team of players who lost a game of five-a-side — but Klopp’s team bonding methods were still on display on what was much more than a mid-season jaunt.
The meaning of life is to find happiness and spread it around like a virus.
Especially to miserable, nasty and angry people.
The more happiness they get the less miserable, nasty and angry they will be.