Dabbling in Spanish lessons has provided Glen Johnson with handy skills within the Liverpool dressing room, the Reds full-back has revealed.
After buying a house in Spain, the 28-year-old England international enrolled on a course to improve his language ability — an obvious bonus around a group containing Portuguese and Spanish speakers.
“I’ve got a house in Spain so I like to try to make the effort and blend in a little bit, if possible,” Johnson told Liverpoolfc.com. ”To be honest, I haven’t had lessons for probably a year now. I did a course and that finished, but I can get by.
“I can get involved with the Spanish group so I guess it helps me out because I can mingle with pretty much everybody. I can understand the Scouse boys. Coutinho can speak a bit of Spanish as well; the lads that can’t speak English can generally speak Spanish so we get by.”
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