Video: John Barnes and Robbie Fowler doing the Anfield Rap in Malaysia is not as bad as you think
When we heard that John Barnes had taken up the mic again and reprised the Anfield Rap, with Robbie Fowler, we feared the worst. It’s not that bad but we will let you judge for yourself.
In the pantheon of great football songs (Put ‘Em Under Pressure... actually, that might be it), the Anfield Rap is pretty near the top.
Released before the 1988 FA Cup final, which Liverpool famously lost to Wimbledon, it is the only thing that Reds fans enjoy from that ill-fated Wembley trip.
With John Aldridge and Steve McMahon making fun of their team-mates accents, the song is a perfect meeting of late 1980s hip hop and very uncool footballers. And it works beautifully.
One of the stars of the original is John Barnes, and on a visit to Liverpool sponsors sponsor Standard Chartered’s office in Kuala Lumpur last month somehow the legendary winger was persuaded to perform a bit of the famous tune.
On stage with him is the one and only Robbie Fowler and God reluctantly joins in, and while Barnes is clearly the star, Robbie doesn’t do a bad job either.
Watch the lads perform at the top and you can compare it to the original below.