The hilarious moment Sheffield United’s humble preparations for crunch Premier League clash with Liverpool are interrupted - by a weeing dog in the park

Sheffield United’s players returned to their humble roots this morning as they trained in Stanley Park before tonight’s Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield.

By Danny Hall
Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 12:13 pm

United stayed overnight in Liverpool ahead of tonight’s clash, which kicks off at 8pm and is live on BT Sport, and got the balls and cones out in Stanley Park to dust off the cobwebs with Anfield’s giant new stand looming large in the background.

The session wasn’t without a hitch, though; United’s players sent into fits of laughter when a dog waltzed over and did its business against one of the cones set up by coaching staff.

United’s official Twitter account tweeted a video of the dog in action, with the caption: “ Just trying to do an activation session in peace.”

The session will likely have been in familiar surroundings for two members of United’s squad, Jack O’Connell and John Lundstram, who grew up in Liverpool supporting the Reds.

John Lundstram and his Sheffield United team mates at the usual training venue at Shirecliffe last month. Simon Bellis/Sportimage