Fernandinho's Pre-Match Comments Have Angered Liverpool Fans
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has irritated Liverpool supporters with his comments ahead of the Champions League quarter final second leg.
City go into the game 3-0 down from the first leg at Anfield and know they really need to stop Liverpool scoring or else they must score at least.
It's a very difficult task for Pep Guardiola's side, but if anyone can produce the most unlikely of comebacks, it's them.
This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides this term, with City having great difficulty at Anfield but smashing the Reds 5-0 early on the season after Sadio Mane deservedly saw Red with Liverpool 1-0 down.
Fernandinho was on press conference duty alongside Pep Guardiola today and decided to play some mind games when he accused Liverpool, one of the best teams to watch in Europe, of playing long balls.
Fernandinho: "They (Lfc) are team that like to play long balls."- Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) April 9, 2018
Fernandinho: "Our fans will be together with us, and we are going to fight to the end.- Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) April 9, 2018
"Liverpool are a team who like to play long balls, fighting for the balls, keep the players around the middle. We will be ready tomorrow to apply our kind of game." #LFC #MCFC
Fernandinho: "We played them 3 times this season. We beat them 5-0 at home. They are a team who like to play long balls. "- James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) April 9, 2018
Unsurprisingly, the perplexing comment from the Brazilian riled up plenty of Liverpool fans on social media:
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So Fernandinho thinks we're a long ball team. Maybe he was too busy looking up for the ball and that's why he didnt notice Henderson and Milner running rings around him all game- Breezy_LFC (@Scouse_LFC) April 9, 2018
Fernandinho: "We played them 3 times this season. We beat them 5-0 at home. They are a team who like to play long balls." pic.twitter.com/3KoDwRUYtT- Anfield Express (@AnfieldExpress) April 9, 2018
Fernandinho saying that Liverpool play long ball football proves that either he is on drugs or he meant to say Man United instead of Liverpool- Elnino09 (@Elnino097) April 9, 2018
So, Fernandinho thinks Liverpool are a long ball team pic.twitter.com/wtnJ5z4y7G- Jay Riley (@TheKopHQ) April 9, 2018
Fernandinho calling us a long-ball team hahahaha- LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) April 9, 2018
Will Liverpool and their long balls do the business or will City turn it around?
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