Anfield dressing room recreated in Subbuteo – including a mini Klopp

Last year we wrote about Gabriele Maffei’s Subbuteo homage to Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium.

The Italian fan is known for his superb detail in his stadium builds, ranging from his intricate player tunnel to his detailed commentary box decked out in Sky Sports livery.

Now he has turned his attention to the stadium’s interior and his latest creation is a work of art. Using a heavyweight Liverpool team (ref 041) and a custom-designed Subbuteo Jurgen Klopp, he has created a replica of the Anfield dressing room.

The details are superb. The dressing room includes changing benches and the current squad’s shirts hung on the walls. It also includes a tiny Subbuteo pitch that is being used as a tactics board by little plastic Klopp to give his pre-flick off match talks. On the floor is Liverpool’s Liver Bird badge and the images also show Liverpool’s recent motto – This Means More.

The detail of the changing room is amazing and while we have spotted several impressive Subbuteo stadiums we don’t think we’ve ever seen a full Subbuteo dressing room complete with manager figure.

At the moment the changing room is in a diorama display-style but it would be possible to build this into a large stadium build. When it comes to stadium interiors the bar has just been raised.

The stadium itself also features a Liverpool theme, with fans decked out in the kit and holding some of the Kop’s better known banners. You can see more of that here.

Stephen Hurrell
Stephen Hurrell
Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.

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