With Everton bringing the curtain down on a mixed 2018/19 Premier League campaign under manager Marco Silva with a draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, fans were naturally delighted to see Liverpool slip up, and despite beating Wolverhampton Wanderers in their clash, Manchester City still lifted the title.
Fan and former Boxer Tony Bellew wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to Goodison Park and on Monday he joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show to share his own reaction to the weekend’s developments, and with Liverpool still to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League Final, they could still end the campaign with a trophy and he stated he’d be devasted if that happened.
“I was watching the game yesterday and when City conceded I swear on my life I just said it was written in the stars. I just put my iPad on and started playing games, I was that nervous. I can’t knock Liverpool, at the end of the day they’re a fantastic team. Would I congratulate them if the won it? Absolutely not, no! It would be great for the city, yeah, but would I be happy? Absolutely not, no! Every time I hope Liverpool lose something, they end up winning. So I hope they win the Champions League. I hope they tank Spurs about 5-0. Jurgen Klopp does absolutely fantastic in finals, as we’ve seen, so I’m just hoping he has another great night in a final. He’s one of the best managers in the world and they’ve got the best defender in all the world, so it really should be a walk in the park for them. The sooner Jurgen Klopp and Virgil van Dijk leave our city the better, for me.”
Everton fans would’ve been delighted with his answers to begin with, but he absolutely topped that when asked a pretty daft question by co-host and former Scotland international Ally McCoist.
“Tony, I have to ask you, would there have been many Everton fans wanting Liverpool to win the league yesterday?”
“Mate, I don’t know if you’re intoxicated or you’re drugged at the minute, but which ever one you’re on please stop taking them because they’re not good mate, they’re not good for your mind!”
“I’ll take that as a ‘no’ then!”