Zimbabwe and Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar says he has broken the EPL side’s league title curse by peeing on both goal posts at Anfield Stadium.
The Reds are in the hunt for their first championship in 30 years, and they moved 10 points clear at the top of the table on Saturday after beating Watford 2-0.
Grobbelaar, who was part of the squad that won the club’s last league title in 1990, said the curse was placed on the club shortly afterwards.
According to the British newspaper Daily Mirror, the former goalkeeper said on BT Sport TV during the coverage of the Watford clash:
“I had a testimonial in 1992 and I was sponsored by Zambezi lager and they sent a witchdoctor with the lager.
“He went around on the posts and put his goat’s tail, put his water on the posts of both sides, got the microphone and said, ‘If you don’t have the jungle man Bruce Grobbelaar here, you won’t win the title’.
“Of course, I went back to South Africa, went to Canada, came back. Remember when Stevie G slipped? One night game I went down to the Kop end, I peed on the posts.
“That breaks the spell. I got thrown out. I didn’t do the Anfield Road and we finished second.”
That was back in 2014, but Grobbelaar says he put things rights before the start of this campaign, which has seen the Reds win 16 and draw one of their 17 league games.
“Last season I played in a corporate game here, we were in the dressing room and the guy said ‘you have to do the business today’,” he continued.
“I said, ‘okay’. I took a water bottle, poured the water out, peed in the bottle, came back.
“First-half at the Kop end, I splashed it all over the posts. Second-half, I came down to the Anfield Road end and splashed it all over the posts. End of last season.”