Englishman snuck into Anfield to support Francis Jeffers…
Wayne Rooney has claimed he once snuck into the Kop with Liverpool supporters but cheered on then Arsenal player Francis Jeffers, reports the Daily Mail.
Jeffers sat on the bench during the 2-2 draw in 2001, and Rooney didn’t make his debut for Everton until 2002, meaning he was unlikely to be recognised by the Anfield faithful.
“I’ve done it with Everton, at Ibrox and at Anfield, watching Liverpool vs Arsenal, when Franny Jeffers was there,” he said.
“I didn’t go in disguise!”
Rooney, having moved from Everton to Manchester United and won multiple Premier League titles with Liverpool’s biggest rivals – would not be able to support an Anfield opponent so easily now…
The 29-year-old has just won his 100th England cap, and will lead his country out this evening in a friendly match against Scotland at Celtic Park.
Rooney is expected to start up top alongside Danny Welbeck, who’s been especially excellent for the Three Lions recently. Between them, they’ve notched 11 international goals this calendar year.