Bruce Grobbelaar Reveals Unusual Method Used To Clear Anfield Hex

Bruce Grobbelaar Reveals Unusual Method Used To Clear Anfield Hex
By Luke Delaney
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Legendary Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar has always been known as quite the character with his flamboyant style of play, as well as being a phenomenal shot stopper. The Zimbabwean made over 600 appearances for Liverpool between 1981 and 1994 and won four league titles and a European Cup during his time at at the club.

Despite all of his on field success at Anfield, it was perhaps his actions during a corporate game back in 2019 which Liverpool fans will thank Bruce Grobbelaar for the most. His former side had gone 30 years without a league title before Jurgen Klopp helped guide the club to the Premier League in the 2019/20 season.

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Grobbelaar on how he helped Liverpool win the league in 2020

Answering in a Q and A for FourFourTwo, Grobbelaar recalled his time at Liverpool and also spoke about a crude superstition which may have helped Klopp's side win the league. Grobbelaar had been playing in a corporate match at Anfield back in 2019 and he made sure that he took his chance to get rid of any curse that had been put on Liverpool winning the title.


Grobbelaar said:

"In Africa, if the pitch was cursed then you peed on the posts,

"So when I came back to live in England, I was asked to play in the corporate game at Anfield. I told the story to Tage Herstad, the fan who invited me, and he said, 'Bruce, you've got to do the business'."

Although Herstad may not have meant what Bruce Grobbelaar thought, the former Liverpool goalkeeper took it upon himself to try his superstition out.

"I said, 'Yeah, I'll try to play well'

"(Herstad) said, 'No, you've got to finally lift the curse!'. So I peed in a bottle, poured it all down the posts and crossbar at both ends, and saved a penalty at the Anfield Road End. Then the Reds went on an undefeated run at Anfield and won the Premier League!"

Liverpool went on to the win the league with a staggering 99 points, 18 points ahead of their nearest rivals Manchester City.

Whether it was Bruce Grobbelaar's action which led to Liverpool ending their three decade wait for a title or not, it certainly is quite the story from their former man.


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