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Rooney: I Hate Liverpool

Everton FC rarely rub me up the wrong way. I’m impressed with the results David Moyes gets out of his shallow squad and we have three former reds at the club. Essentially though, we share a common enemy. Not that it makes us friends but it certainly gives us an understanding. That’s why a Neville had no qualms about joining the blue half of Merseyside, just as Robbie Fowler didn’t mind signing for the blue side of Manchester. Liverpudlians can hate Mancunians and vice versa, but that spouts from the rivalry between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC. I can say I hate scousers but I’m not arsed about Everton, just as Liverpool fans can say they hate Mancs, but I’m sure they don’t give a toss about City. When we talk about scousers, we’re talking about Liverpool.

I always find it odd when Liverpool fans come on this blog and comment on our love for Rooney, when he’s a scouser. They tend to get fairly excited about it, as if we haven’t worked out where Rooney is from.

But Rooney’s latest comments sum it up for me. Yes, he’s a scouser in the sense that he’s from Merseyside, but he’s not Liverpool, he’s Everton. When we talk about scousers, when we ask if Merseyside are watching when we’re winning, we’re talking about the red lot, not the blues, obviously.

Rooney hates Liverpool FC, just like Gary and just like us.

“I’m very excited about the match,” Rooney said. “I grew up an Everton fan, my whole family are Everton fans and I grew up hating Liverpool – and that hasn’t changed. I think coming to Old Trafford will be a difficult game for them. They know they need to win, they need the three points. I’m sure they will be up for it and we certainly will be too. It will certainly end Liverpool’s chances if we win and that’s why we’re looking forward to it. I think if we beat Liverpool we’ll probably end their chances of winning the League but there’s still Chelsea plugging away. So we have to keep playing. It won’t be won yet.”

Essentially, we could lose at the weekend and we’re four points ahead with a game in hand. That game in hand won’t be played until the end of April when we take on Portsmouth at home. We then have a further five matches to play until the end of the season, three of them at home.

I personally fancy us for the win, I always do against them. Every now and again they’ll have their performance of the season and get the three points, but you have to consider they haven’t even scored at Old Trafford in four years, and that was an O’Shea own goal! Whilst it’s a reassurance to go in to the game knowing we can afford to lose whilst they have to win, you know our players won’t be thinking that way. They’ll come out looking for the points, trying to wrap up the title as soon as possible so they can focus on the other trophies to fill the cabinet. Game on!

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Stephen says:

    Davis Quinn, Originality isn’t your strong point is it?

  2. doncobaino says:

    ret how do you know united won win the f.a cup or champs league, they have a much better chance of winning any of those than the pool do of the league. united are in the position where all their eggs aren’t in one basket…
    without gerrard or torres regularly in your side i doubt liverpool would get into the uefa cup…..

  3. Billy Meredith says:

    I absolutely love that little scally!!

  4. redgister says:

    whos this fat over rated striker that hates liverpool?

  5. Kings says:

    DecLFC – all this obsession with United must be making you hungry. Why don’t you rummage through the bins for a dead cat and eat it, you cunt.

  6. RED_ARMY says:

    peroni- ur an idiot …

  7. OTRed says:

    @redgister: Vronin?? Probably why he wouldn’t come back to Liverpool even after his loan spell…

  8. Si says:

    I bet shrek hates us even more now!!!!! :)

    Owned in your own back yard!!! :)

  9. Cally says:


    Thanks Wazza!

  10. tom earnest says:

    have that you thick fat cnt

  11. Scousepower says:

    Can we play you every week ?? Thank you Mr Rooney for your well timed comments.

    Come on the REAL mighty reds.

  12. Redsuit says:

    sorry lads

  13. AlwaysBlue says:

    Quiet here tonight isn’t it?

  14. Si says:

    Yes, it is rather quiet…

    I guess our little manc friends are licking their rather sore wounds today!!!

    I’m sure they’ll be back to their volatile best soon enough though…

    Still 4-1 at home is going to hurt for a long time… :)

    Not to mention an EASY 6 points for us for a change!!! :)

  15. MUFC says:

    When I didn’t think Wayne Rooney could get better he says this. Love that boy.

  16. liverpoodsaidrafadoom says:

    39 lives + 96 lives = 115 years cursed will not win the league nuff said!!!


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