Why Liverpool fans are changing their profile pictures to this Premier League player’s face

Ashley Barnes

Legions of desperate Liverpool fans are doing everything it takes to clinch their first title of the Premier League era – including adopting a profile picture of Burnley striker Ashley Barnes.

Just one point separates Manchester City from the Reds at the top of the table with three rounds remaining – and superstition has taken over.

Burnley fan 'Vizeh' encouraged Liverpool supporters to make a picture of Barnes’s face their profile picture on Twitter ahead of the Clarets’ meeting with City on Sunday.

The 29-year-old striker has scored 11 Premier League goals this season, including strikes against Chelsea and Bournemouth recently.

The Anfield masses responded as the social media platform was soon awash with thousands of Barnes-themed profiles.

Jurgen Klopp’s side face Huddersfield at home and Newcastle away before finishing the season against Wolves at Anfield.

In that time, they must overturn the one-point deficit behind City, who take on Leicester at home and Brighton away after their trip to Burnley this weekend.

Liverpool are hunting for their first league title since 1989/90.

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