Thursday 22 March 2018

Jan Molby crowns Anfield trip with enduring love of game

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

Joe Molloy

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.

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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