Sporting Life

Klopp's sublime team make title worth waiting for

A smelly goat. When Liverpool defeated Manchester City 3-1 on Sunday, that's what came to mind. To be precise, a smelly, insulted goat named Murphy. A goal so smelly that his owner, Billy Sianis, who had bought a ticket for him, was not allowed to bring him into the stadium for the baseball World Series in 1945.

Sianis, a Chicago Cubs fan, was infuriated and, according to legend, declared: "Them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2019, with the headline 'Klopp's sublime team make title worth waiting for'. Print Edition | Subscribe