Are Liverpool Players Allergic To Garlic? Manchester United’s Bizarre Pitch Preparations Have Caused Quite The Stir
Manager mind games and social media digs are part and parcel of the modern day build-up to a crunch Premier League clash.
Man Utd’s eagerly anticipated clash with Liverpool has already been hyped up to the maximum, but it's also been in the headlines for a fairly unsual reason, after footgate emerged of the unorthodox Old Trafford pitch preparations United have employed ahead of the pivotal duel.
No, United have not been changing the size or putting in mole hills, but instead the groundsman have been drenching the pitch in garlic.
Yes, that’s right, the Red Devils been spraying the strong-smelling pungent-tasting bulb in order to improve the surface, and you may be surprised to hear that the club have been doing it for some time.
What does the garlic actually do?
Luckily Sky Sports have the answer.
“The root vegetable helps keep parasites from damaging the roots and United, along with a number of other Premier League clubs, have been using the technique once a week for the last five years.”
And as you’d expect the smell isn’t exactly pleasant…
“It is used sporadically but kicks up quite a stink inside the stadium and can be smelled from half a mile away in a prevailing wind, but it is not expected to linger when Jurgen Klopp's team arrive at the weekend.”
A video has surfaced on line of the garlic pumping procedure in action - see below - something that both Man Utd and Liverpool fans have had their say on...
Please say Liverpool's defence are allergic hahaha (@FPL_Flooded)
Another excuse for klopp (@jonesjosh1988)
Incase Suarez turns up the vampire (@AlanLevi501)
United already afraid of the Mighty Liverpool ? (@Geoff_Anfield)