Paulinio was raised for seven years at FC Porto's Academy before starring for Sanjoanense in the third division of Portugal in the 2014/15 season. The Portuguese youngster joined Liverpool's Academy in the summer of 2015. Paulinio's advance with the U-23 side was recognised on 18 January 2017 when he was on the bench for Liverpool's FA Cup replay at Plymouth. However, he failed to progress further and after only five U-23 appearances in 2017/18 was released at the end of that season. Alves joined Premier League newcomers Wolves on 19 July 2018.
According to genial Houllier at the time, Robbie was merely suffering from a touch of Mad Cow Disease brought to the club by Rigobert Song:
'It was just a joke. The Metz players would get down behind each other and pretend to eat the grass. Rigobert, who used to play for them, did it in training and we all had a laugh. Robbie did this in front of the Everton fans, but if the goal had been scored at the other end, he would have done it there.
It was just a goal ceremony. It had nothing to do with drugs. At the moment, everything he does seems to be open to interpretation. When your heart is racing, maybe you don't think of the circumstances. We had a laugh about in in the dressing room. Robbie has been surprised by the reaction to this."
Anfield | Saturday 09 Feb 2019
LFChistory.net was fortunate enough to spend a fair bit of time recently with Jamie and his dad, Philly, who is a legend in his own right!
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deCoubertin Books are excited to announce the publication of the autobiography of legendary Liverpool goalkeeper, Bruce Grobbelaar, Life in a Jungle.