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Jan Molby crowns Anfield trip with enduring love of game

Joe Molloy

Published 14/05/2014 | 02:30

Jan Molby in action for Liverpool in 1986
Jan Molby in action for Liverpool in 1986

On Monday afternoon, I sat down with Jan Molby at Anfield talking football. We'd just spent the morning playing ball, all part of Carlsberg's 'Join the Greats' competition, which brought 80 Irish prize-winners, including four OTB listeners, to the Newcastle game on Sunday and back to the stadium on Monday for a kick-around.

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As Monday mornings go, it ranked very much in the 'glorious' category. Ian Rush, Jason McAteer, Didi Hamann and Jan took us through our paces. Penalty shoot-outs, shooting practice, a hurling puck-about involving McAteer and five-a-side games all combined beautifully... There was also just a fair degree of breathing the place in.

It was Jan who stole our hearts: saving penalties with his head, running the five-a-side games without moving and living up to his all-round good guy reputation.

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