Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to slam Tim Sherwood, after the former Tottenham and Aston Villa manager claimed that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez won’t want to see his former side win the Premier League title.
Sherwood was discussing the Reds’ trip to St James’ Park next week, where Benitez, who almost led Liverpool to the title in 2009, could put a serious dent in his former employers’ title aspirations by grabbing a result.
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Speaking about the fixture, Sherwood said as quoted by The Express: “Contrary to what people might believe, Rafa Benitez does not want Liverpool to win the league.
“I don’t think he will. As much as the Liverpool fans will believe that Rafa will be a Liverpool fan, he won’t want to be the manager who never won the league and let Jurgen Klopp win it.”
Benitez is held in high regard by the Anfield faithful after guiding them to the last of their five European Cup successes with the famous night in Istanbul back in 2005, and he has always spoken fondly of the club whenever the opportunity has arisen.
As a result, the Reds supporters on Twitter haven’t taken kindly to Sherwood’s suggestion that he will want to see them fail, as seen by their angry responses to his comments…
Rafa loves Liverpool – the city and the club, and he’ll be celebrating as much as us if we win it.
He brought us Istanbul and is a club legend, he’s not going to be envious of Klopp, nor will his legacy be diminished.
They actually play failed Villa managers to talk football ?
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) April 26, 2019
Tim Sherwood – another ex-player without two brain cells to rub together. I doubt he has even met Benitez, let alone know what he thinks on this matter.
— Warren Jouet (@wjouet) April 26, 2019
Like Sherwood would know? Quote would be slightly believable if it came from someone actually linked to Rafa pic.twitter.com/Af38KS273A
— RedJD77-78-81-84-05 (@RedsfanJD) April 26, 2019
Genius thinking, that’s what you got sacked and flopped as a manager M.R Sherwood
— Luke (@gerrardchennai) April 26, 2019
I used to use Tim Sherwood as my go-to for bad manager jokes.
I feel vindicated today. He’s absolutely clueless.
— That Firmino Smile (@MichiganLfc) April 26, 2019
Imagine actually believing that nonsense
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) April 26, 2019
rubbish from tim
— niall leonard (@leonardniall1) April 26, 2019
Quoting Sherwood should be a banable offence.
— Stylez (@Styletix) April 26, 2019