One Liverpool fan has become maybe the first football fan in England to back a European Super League, all because his team drew to Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool's chances of catching Manchester City at the top of the table took two blows on the weekend, first they drew with Spurs and then City extended their lead and flipped the goal difference, by beating Newcastle United 5-0.
The draw for Jurgen Klopp's side was particularly damaging and the German wasn't happy with his opponent's tactics, that stifled the usually free scoring Reds.
It seems that the manager isn't the only one who wasn't impressed, with the draw leading to one fan claiming he wants the European Super League, presumably forgetting Spurs were due to be part of it.
'Joe' called talkSPORT to tell them his plan for only the richest clubs to be part of the competition, as if no one has ever played bad football whilst having lots of money.
😳 𝗝𝗼𝗲: “It’s time for the Super League discussions again!”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 10, 2022
😡 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆: “You just want rich clubs in it?”
💰 𝗝𝗼𝗲: “Yeah! Newcastle deserve to be in it because they’ve got money!”
This #LFC fan wants a Super League… because of how #THFC played at Anfield! pic.twitter.com/5TTDopczEe
There's so much going on in the short conversation that it's difficult to unpack it all, and it's certainly very difficult to agree with pretty much any of it.
Joe thinks that all the teams should just out and attack Liverpool and that doesn't seem like a particularly great plan considering how good they are at counter attacking.
Antonio Conte's side themselves are pretty good at counter attacking and they beat City earlier this season by soaking up pressure and hitting Pep Guardiola's side down the other end.
The tactics nearly worked against Liverpool too, with Son Heung-min giving the north Londoners the lead, only for Luis Diaz to equalise in the last 15 minutes.
Wanting to see the return of the Super League just because a team didn't play to your exact strengths might seem like a bit too far, especially as no one wanted it in the first place.
Spurs were one of the more laughable members to be part of the initial proposal a year ago, with the team at that point well away from finishing in the top four.
Joe wouldn't have them in the new version though, preferring only rich clubs like Newcastle United to be in there, because they will play 'good' football in the near future.
He also thinks no one wants his team to win the league, which will come as a surprise to Pep Guardiola, who thinks everyone is a Liverpool fan of course...
Featured Image Credit: PA
- Premier League issues apology to Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham
- Jurgen Klopp told two Liverpool stars are "surplus to requirements" next year
- Klopp reveals ex-Premier League rival played key role in his Dortmund exit as Liverpool speculation continues
- Arsenal Player Laughs At Tottenham Hotspur Fan For Pre Match Abuse