Fans Joke That Liverpool Can Play Basketball Instead Of Training For Manchester United Game
Liverpool are so superior to Manchester United that their players can have a game of pick-up basketball rather than train ahead of the two side's meeting on Sunday.
With derby games or matches between rivals the cliche 'you can throw the form guide out the window' often gets used but it feels that no amount of tension these games sometimes bring will lead to United beating Liverpool.
After just eight games there's already 15 points between the two teams in the Premier League with the Reds flying high having won every game.
Now fans are joking that Jurgen Klopp's team don't need to train, with even fans of the Red Devils joining in the jibes on Twitter.
:basketball::basketball::basketball: pic.twitter.com/mqT1qJ7hXi- Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 17, 2019
Liverpool Players: who are we playing next boss?- :a:kwa-☪ross bruda:zap: (@TonyWitty1) October 17, 2019
Klopp; Man Urinated..sorry United *giggles*
Liverpool P : haha..let's go play some basketball lads.. https://t.co/Ck8oOEe8Op
As you can tell Liverpool are training real hard for their tough match against Manchester United :fire:- Chelsea FC ' Lampard ':flag_br::flag_us: (@M3RK_Toxic) October 18, 2019
You're disrespecting Manchester United so much... you're playing basketball instead of training football :joy::joy::joy:- :flag_ke::flag_ke: (@biwotony) October 17, 2019
It's just Manchester United lads, no need to train. Let's just play basketball.- NairaBET (@NairaBET) October 17, 2019
Liverpool players are playing basketball instead doing football training cus their next match is Man United,- Barca Principal (@TheGeniusJaj) October 17, 2019
That's a walkover game already.
:joy: :joy: :grin: :grin: https://t.co/KiQqWqNdfo
Van Dijk: "United games now not the biggest for Liverpool."- Genius (@GeniusMUFC) October 18, 2019
Absolutely right! that explains why they were playing basketball ahead of the fixture.
Liverpool players training for the United clash this Sunday by playing basketball. You love to see it bro.- Mark :copyright: (@Roadberg_) October 17, 2019
Are we a joke to you guys?:sob:- ALAMZY (@mr_alamzy) October 17, 2019
United are that bad that these guys are playing basketball- Charlie (@ChaazMUFC) October 17, 2019
Despite their recent struggles United haven't actually lost at Old Trafford to their since 2014, when David Moyes was in charge of the club.
Steven Gerrard scored two penalties and Luis Suarez scored late in the game to give Brendan Rodgers' team a 3-0 win.
Even last season Solskjaer's team managed to get a 0-0 draw against Klopp's men in Manchester, back in February, but that doesn't seem likely this season.
Of their four home games this season the 13 times Premier League winners have won only twice, drawing once and losing to Crystal Palace.
Liverpool have a perfect home and away record having beaten Southampton, Burnley, Chelsea and Sheffield United away from Anfield already this season.
United are likely to be without David de Gea, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial for the game and don't look capable of springing an upset.
Solskjaer might prefer a game of basketball.