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Anfield cat who invaded pitch during Liverpool FC game escapes back on to street from Crosby foster home


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THE crafty cat that made headlines after halting a match at Anfield has escaped from his new foster home.

The feline pitch invader – nicknamed Shankly after the Reds’ legendary former manager – burst through a sealed cat flap at the home in Crosby, where he was being temporarily looked after on behalf of Freshfields animal rescue centre.

Helen Stanbury, the centre manager, said Shankly made a bid for freedom on Saturday night.

She said: “Shanks had clearly had enough of the limelight and was overcome by the need to feel pavement beneath his paws once again.

“We believe it likely that Shanks’ homing instincts will lead him in the direction of Anfield and we would urge residents in the area to keep an eye out for him around his old stomping ground.”

Anfield Cat

Shankly still needs to be neutered and because of the sores and bites on his neck he hasn’t been microchipped.

The moggy found instant fame after sauntering on to the pitch 11 minutes into Liverpool’s clash with Spurs on February 6.

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