Liverpool's foreign players made to play 'Monopoly' to avoid language gaffes

London, Jan 11(ANI): Premier League club Liverpool's foreign players are playing Monopoly to learn English and avoid language blunders during a football match after one of them thought players shouting "man on" were calling him a melon during training.

The mix-up came during training at Premier League giants Liverpool, when the ace believed colleagues were poking fun at the size of his head, but he saw the funny side when he twigged they were just trying to warn him an opponent was approaching, the Sun reports.

Club language teacher Alan Redmond revealed that the player thought he was being called melon and he wondered if the others felt he had a big head, but when we figured out what was actually being said he laughed about it.

Uruguayan Luis Suarez is among Kop stars learning the language via the board game rather than from Scouse teammates such as Steven Gerrard.

Alan said it's a useful group exercise and gets the players discussing and negotiating in English, adding the game also teaches about currency. (ANI)

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