Here’s a crystal clear memory from a Manchester United fan. When the record equaling eighteenth championship was clinched in May 2009, the only response Liverpool fans were able to make was “What took you so long to catch up with us?” A fair enough question but another must now be just as reasonable. If title number 19 comes to Old Trafford in May – and it must be emphasised that while looking likely, it cannot yet be certain, “What has taken Liverpool so long to win it themselves?”
The self proclaimed ‘greatest club in English football’ has failed to win the title since 1990 – that’s twenty one long years and counting. It has never known what it’s like to win a Premier League and was even desperate enough to resurrect legend Kenny Dalglish in a desperate attempt to bring back the glory days.
The faces at Anfield must have therefore been as red as their famous shirts after relegation threatened West Brom, managed by a much maligned man they sacked just a few weeks ago, left them beaten, if not quite humiliated, at The Hawthorns on Saturday.
It can be said that this comment should have been left until May when a record breaking United title is hopefully confirmed but if truth can be told – I just could not wait!
If United can only win one trophy this season, which one do you want it to be?