Liverpool vs Huddersfield Town: The incredible story behind playboy footballer Frank Worthington’s failed Anfield transfer

The Reds are one point behind the Citizens following their 2-0 triumph over Manchester United on Wednesday.

It means the pressure is well and truly on Jurgen Klopp’s men to continue coming up with the goods, even if their opponents have already been relegated from the top flight this season.

But if there’s one man who didn’t know the meaning of the word pressure, it’s former Terriers hotshot Frank Worthington.

Alongside George Best and Rodney Marsh, Worthington was a notorious playboy footballer.

On his previous lifestyle, Worthington revealed: “I used to be out ‘til all hours boozing it up, but these days, I touch nothing stronger than the odd glass of lager or wine. I like to be tucked up in bed by 10pm.”

However, his wild ways cost him a big-money move to Liverpool in 1972.

It is understood his transfer to Anfield was put on hold after having high blood pressure during the medical.

Reds boss at the time Bill Shankly was unfazed, though, instructing Worthington to take a holiday to Majorca and they’d do the medical when he got back – bad idea!

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