Rio Ferdinand criticizes Liverpool for “small club mentality” after 7-0 victory

Strong words from the former Manchester United man.

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has pointed heavy criticism towards Liverpool for the club’s supposed “small club mentality” amid reactions to the team’s 7-0 trouncing of Manchester United.

Liverpool did not have the best follow up performance to the victory over United, losing 1-0 away to Bournemouth away on Saturday.

Ferdinand spoke on his podcast FIVE on YouTube, where the former defender pointed towards Liverpool’s ability to psychologically prepare themselves for the challenge against Manchester United but falter against a far worse team in Bournemouth.

Ferdinand also criticized pundits and Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness for their celebrations on television after the Liverpool victory.

“That is a small club mentality. That screams small club.”

“The way Souness and Carragher were celebrating, the way they were trying to antagonise the guys [Roy Keane and Gary Neville], and then their team goes and does that at the weekend.

“They should be ashamed of themselves.”

Ferdinand undoubtedly wants to spark discussion and reactions from Liverpool fans with his statements.

Liverpool’s 7-0 win was Manchester United’s worst loss since 1931. I think it’s fair to say that Liverpool fans had cause for celebration on the day.


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