Manchester United’s pre-season preparations are well underway after they flew out to Australia for their tour ahead of the new Premier League campaign. Games against some of the biggest clubs in Europe, as well as old foes Leeds United, are to come. But it seems their biggest rivals of all, Liverpool, have found a way to troll them even though they are on the other side of the world. Well, their fans have at least.
Obviously, there is no love lost between the two clubs, and after years of watching the Red Devils dominate English football with 13 Premier League titles in 20 years under Sir Alex Ferguson, while they failed to win one, Reds supporters are making the most of their spell as top dogs between the two.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has a very tough job on to mend the cracks that are showing at Old Trafford after they failed to qualify for the Champions League. Liverpool, who won the competition for a sixth time last season and lost out on a first league title for 29 years by a point, are going places under Jürgen Klopp. They’ve not held back in their trolling of United.
Divock Origi has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool following a series of match-winning performances last season.— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 10, 2019
The players were forced to witness a banner flying over the WACA, stating the Reds had won the crown for a sixth time. It was just a bit of fun but has made clear the gulf between the two clubs at this stage. Signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace and Dan James from Swansea City has done little to downplay the discontent in the fan base, but they’re hoping to tie up deals for Leicester defender Harry Maguire and Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff before the end of the transfer window and beginning of the season.
Paul Pogba, whose future is up for debate despite him having travelled on the tour, which wasn’t guaranteed at one stage, is interesting both former club Juventus and Real Madrid this summer. Romelu Lukaku is keen to move to Inter. Liverpool’s summer has been much quieter; though they are linked with a host of big names, only young players are being looked st right now. Champions League hero Divock Origi has been given the reward of a long-term contract at Anfield.