As Chelsea and Liverpool both battled for a spot in next season’s Champions League, there was no better person to introduce Sunday’s bout between the two sides.
Fresh from working the Tony Bellew and David Haye boxing fight on Saturday night, legendary sports announcer Michael Buffer was present at Stamford Bridge to announce the lineups of both teams.
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In typical boxing fashion, he introduced the red corner (Liverpool’s team) before the blue corner were warmly greeted by the home crowd.
And then there was a slight tweak on his trademarked catchphrase ahead of kick-off. “Let’s get ready for football,” he belted.
It didn’t get the desired reaction if we’re honest. Instead of being showered with cheers, Buffer was drenched by sprinklers instead.
Glenn is ESPN FC’s Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.