Manchester United versus Liverpool – for Red Devils fans – is now ‘the biggest’ fixture in the calendar, after looking like school boys against the blue half of Manchester.
Given Liverpool’s form against the ‘big clubs’ this year, Paul Pogba should have been practicing his skills on the green, rather than how the Frenchman’s lid will look on Monday night.
Whatever the result, Liverpool should be credited for helping tackle blindness by changing the sponsor on their shirt to: ‘Seeing is Believing’.
A brilliant gesture from the club, who have already raised £250,000 in partnership with the charity.
It is quite ironic though, given that Liverpool have a ‘keeper in Simon Mignolet who’s needs a GPS on the football rather than a pair of glasses on his head. And a striker in Daniel Sturridge, who can’t seem to see any of his teammates.
We’ll let Roberto Firmino off for not being able to clock his barnet, as the Brazilian is too good a player to take the piss out of.
Still, it’s a great statement from the Merseyside team, which has been spearheaded by manager, Jurgen Klopp. The German struggles with his vision himself, and is well known for losing his specs during celebrations. The ex-Dortmund boss had this to say on the shirt swap…
“As somebody who wears glasses I know just how important sight is to my career and livelihood…
It’s like trying to take penalties with the blindfold on. You try it and think: ‘oh my God, it’s so difficult’. It makes you realise what others have to go through. It also makes you want to do everything you can to help people lead as normal a life as possible.”
As well as this, the Liverpool boss will be donating a pair of his specs during an auction for the charity. Just usual top stuff, from the German.
The game should make for a cracking spectacle – apologies, had too.