He wrote that “the goodwill that Liverpool had built up over the last 18 months has been shredded by this step” and claimed that there would be no sympathy for the Reds if the Premier League season is cancelled and they are denied the chance to win a first league title in 30 years (as per Daily Mail), prompting numerous Liverpool supporters to respond by saying that they wouldn’t receive any sympathy or goodwill anyway.
If the Premier League season is cancelled and Liverpool are denied their first title since 1990, there will now be no sympathy from neutrals. This is a move that alienates the club. It is a long way back from here, writes @DominicKing_DM https://t.co/TAalxpHLgw
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) April 5, 2020
King slammed the decision from FSG to go along with the government’s furlough scheme and temporarily lay off some staff as “dreadful“, with numerous Reds supporters and Jamie Carragher also critical of the club’s owners over that course of action.
On the day that the Premier League season was initially halted last month due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of Manchester United fans on social media were gleeful at the prospect of Liverpool being deprived of the title should the campaign be declared null and void if it cannot be completed at a later date.
Here are some of the responses from Liverpool fans to what King wrote, following a tweet from @AnfieldWatch:
We were not gonna get any sympathy either way, rivals have been praying for coronavirus to end the season since as early as January they seemed to have a better grasp of how serious coronavirus could be a lot sooner than most world leaders
— CelticShady (@CelticShady) April 5, 2020
We didn’t have sympathy to begin with. Everybody hates us because we’re so good.
— Rock Shrimp Fan (@RockShrimpFan) April 5, 2020
Wasn’t expecting much sympathy from rivals anyway. They would love it
— Bangerfingers (@Bangerfingers) April 5, 2020
Clubs don’t like us anyway. While I don’t agree with it other businesses who make much more profit are doing the same. Note also it’s only half the staff and we are still topping up it up so they don’t see any financial impact.
— MarkyG (@markg81) April 5, 2020
We wouldnt get their sympathy,we dont need it anyway.We are bigger than anyone else,thats why they hate us
— JAMES F (@jamesff2002) April 6, 2020
Honestly, as a liverpool supporter this whole thing has made me see why opposing fans hate the club so much, so self righteous and air of we are better than this or that. The club is losing money any way you look at it,no football is being played now.Others will follow just wait
— ??? (@silverhawk876) April 6, 2020
Liverpool fans, what did you make of King’s claims about the club? Do you think he makes a valid point? Comment below with your views!