Liverpool FC and the Cookie Monster Are Following Each Other on Twitter

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterFebruary 24, 2014

FILE -- The gates of Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, are seen in this Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 file photo. Liiverpool's principal owner has acknowledged that the English Premier League club might have to leave Anfield for a new stadium. John Henry's Fenway Sports Group has been considering stadium options since buying the club in October, and Henry says on Twitter that a move might be inevitable. Responding to a fan urging him to keep Liverpool at its home of 119 years, Henry says:
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Sometimes on a tour of Twitter you come across an oddity, and the fact that Liverpool Football Club are following the Cookie Monster—who is in turn following the Anfield giants—must surely count as one of those.  

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What do Liverpool get out of it? Presumably such pearls of wisdom as this:

Me felt a little sluggish this morning so me drank espresso and ate about 50 Cookie! Me STILL got Happy Feet...Really hard to sit down!

— Cookie Monster (@A_CookieMonster) February 23, 2014

And as for the Cookie Monster (who we should add is not yet blue-tick verified), perhaps he's just captivated by Brendan Rodgers' thrilling pursuit of the title.

More likely, of course, is that it's an anomaly. Liverpool follow no fewer than 403,000 different people on Twitter (and probably not very closely). 

Twitter - @LFC

But the Cookie Monster following back? It's strangely beautiful.