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.
Oi Liverpool fans if you legit want Burnley to beat City this weekend?
Make this pic of Ashley Barnes your profile picture for shithouse goodness, send me screenshots
if you don’t then well it’s your fault we lose innit
RT to raise awareness pic.twitter.com/g0H4wboEub— Liam (@OfficialVizeh) April 24, 2019
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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