Liverpool is going to rip up the grass at its stadium because the manager thinks it stinks.
Manager Brendan Rodgers said Wednesday that the field "can be a real disadvantage for us." So they're starting from scratch and tearing up the fields at their stadium and practice facility.
The current field is a hybrid of natural grass and artificial grass that was installed in 2000. It's the same surface the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers use. Several Premier League teams use it, but Rodgers is unsatisfied.
"It's sometimes difficult to play one-touch football on it because you're always unsure of the bounce and bobble," he said.
It might seem silly, but grass for soccer stadiums is a big deal. Some teams even use equipment confiscated by police in marijuana raids to keep their fields in top shape.
- Dan Gartland