Bruce Grobbelaar told the Guardian in 2018 that in order for Liverpool to win the Premier League, he needs to urinate on the goalposts on Anfield Road.
Yes, he said that. The former Reds shot-stopper said the reason his old side hasn’t won the league for almost thirty years is that they are cursed.
He told the Guardian: “No. I blame the witch-doctor who came to Anfield because he’s the one who put stuff on my goal and said: ‘If you don’t have Jungleman, you’re not going to win again.’ They haven’t.
“The only way is to urinate on all four posts. I’ve done two but I got caught going down Anfield Road and removed.
“That’s when Liverpool came second [in 2014]. If we don’t win the title this season I’m going down Anfield Road and doing those two other posts.”
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While Grobbelaar has always had his quirks, this might be a step beyond what most would find believable.
While there’s a (slim) chance that Grobbelaar could be right, what the title race will come down to is a little bit of luck.
When you have two sides that are as good and consistent as Manchester City and Liverpool have been this season, one will need to be luckier than the other to edge it.
That said, the side that does win it will absolutely deserve it and the hope is that it’s Liverpool who are named Champions of England in two weeks’ time.
For both sides to have over 90 points with two games to go is unheard of and highlights the quality that has been on show.
With Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side travelling to the Etihad this weekend, Liverpool fans will be hoping the former Reds boss can do his old team a favour.
While Liverpool players will be desperate to win the league title, attention must now turn to Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi is Liverpool’s biggest obstacle in their quest to win a sixth European Cup and further establish their place as England’s most successful side on the continent.
Roberto Firmino is a doubt to face the La Liga champions but Klopp was optimistic when speaking about it at his press conference.