Liverpool recently welcomed the New Zealand rugby team to Melwood ahead of their second Test against England at Anfield.

And Jurgen Klopp took the chance to observe the Kiwis’ traditional Haka, which the Reds manager enjoyed very much, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

“It was great,” Klopp said. “They are a bunch of real sports guys, I think it’s the third time now that we’ve had the opportunity to host them.

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The Kiwis perform a Haka at Melwood (Twitter).

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“It’s really cool. They had a good session, I hope. They are always welcome.

“We’re a very open-minded club, we’re open to learn from different sports.

“I’m interested in it actually. Obviously the sport is quite different but it’s still interesting to talk and have a chat. I enjoyed it a lot.”

New Zealand utility player Gerard Beale described his visits to Melwood as “special.”

“It’s a privilege to be able to come into Liverpool’s home and share their facilities,” he continued. “To mix and mingle and rub shoulders with some of the players was really special.

“They are as famous as, with people like Mo Salah but the biggest thing was seeing how genuine and approachable they are.

“It’s cool that we could share the Haka with them and we put in a good session so morale is definitely up there.”

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