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"Just getting rid..." - Former Liverpool striker mocks Weghorst over 'This Is Anfield' sign incident

Joe Adams

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"Just getting rid..." - Former Liverpool striker mocks Weghorst over 'This Is Anfield' sign incident

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has poked fun at Wout Weghorst, posting a picture of himself on social media touching the iconic 'This Is Anfield' sign.

Weghorst was spotted touching the sign in the tunnel ahead of Manchester United's 7-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, and has since received plenty of backlash from supporters.

The Dutchman signed for the Red Devils on a season-long loan in January, but has struggled for form since his arrival.

He has scored just one goal in 14 appearances, and the number nine has come under a storm of criticism for his performances.


Football presenter Richard Keys branded him the 'worst player' he has seen in a United shirt following their defeat at Anfield.


Aldridge mocks Weghorst

Next to take aim at the 30-year-old was Aldridge, who mocked Weghorst on social media.


He tweeted a picture of himself touching the iconic sign accompanied by the caption, "just getting rid of Weghorst's finger prints folks! They don't belong here."

He signed off the post with a winking face and thumbs up emoji coupled with the infamous 'YNWA'.

Weghorst has since explained his reason for touching the sign, stating he did it to wind up fellow Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk.

In a post uploaded on Instagram, he wrote: "Normally I never react on media topics, but for this one it's worth it because you amazing United fans are important to me. So I just want to clarify the video that is doing the rounds.


"From the National team I know that Virgil always touches that sign and I went to stop him touching it to try and wind him up before the game.

"As a child I always supported FC Twente, and as a proud player for Manchester United, my dedication to this incredible club can never be questioned.

"Sunday was a terrible day for all of us, we are putting everything into making it right in the next weeks. We will bounce back together and achieve our aims this season."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Wout Weghorst, Manchester United, Premier League, Football

Joe Adams
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