A CULT hero cat who made headlines after getting onto the pitch at Anfield has escaped from his new foster home.
The football-following feline – now named Shankly after invading the pitch during the recent Premier League clash with Spurs – escaped through a sealed cat flap at a rescue home in Crosby, where he was being temporarily looked after on behalf of Freshfields animal rescue centre.
Helen Stanbury, the centre manager, 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.”
Unluckily for Shankly, Liverpool are away to Cardiff in their next match.