Bruce Grobbelaar Claims He’s Responsible for Liverpool’s Form After ‘Peeing on the Posts’ at Anfield

​Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar has hilariously claimed he’s the mastermind behind the club’s current run of form – all because he “peed on the posts” at Anfield earlier this season.

The 62-year-old spent 12 years at the club during his career as a player, winning six league titles and six FA cups before eventually moving on to join Southampton in 1993.

Liverpool have been in sensational form this season and now have a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League thanks to their 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday, but club legend Grobbelaar says he’s responsible for their form as he broke a curse by “peeing on the posts” at Anfield.

Bruce Grobbelaar of Liverpool

I had a testimonial in 1992 and I was sponsored by Zambezi lager and they sent a witchdoctor with the lager,” Grobbelaar told BT Sport (via Goal).

“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 [Steven Gerrard] 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.

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’.

“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.”


Since Grobbelaar ‘broke the curse’ at Anfield, Liverpool have gone on a 13-game unbeaten run across all competitions – including nine wins from nine in the Premier League.

The Reds’ biggest test is still to come, however, as their squad will be stretched thin when they take on both Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup, as well as FC Monterrey in Qatar, in just under 24 hours.


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