Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand blasts Liverpool’s ‘small-club mentality’ and aims BRUTAL dig at Carragher and Souness
RIO FERDINAND blasted Liverpool’s “small-club mentality” and aimed a brutal dig at Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness.
Liverpool lost 1-0 to Bournemouth just six days after thumping United 7-0 at Anfield.
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Reacting to the result, Ferdinand said on FIVE: “That is a small club mentality. That screams small club.”
Ferdinand also hit out at ex-Liverpool players Carragher and Souness for celebrating Liverpool’s shock thrashing.
He added: “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.”
Liverpool lost ground on the race for top four and now sit six points behind Newcastle after their setback at the weekend.
Manager Jurgen Klopp said on BT Sport: “What can I say? It was never really our game.
“We were dominant in the first half but mostly we put ball in at the wrong moment against a compact side.
“They had their counter-attacks they wanted to have. I really think the spaces we had to play were super clear, super open.
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“The rest was more or less busy with covering other spaces, we didn’t use that often enough, didn’t enjoy the challenge to face a deep, compact side.
“It’s clear we cannot get through with all the balls but it was like we didn’t get through and things didn’t work out.
“Little things which make a massive difference and then we go 1-0 down, not helpful obviously in the counter-attack.
“They did the same stuff but it was successful enough because we didn’t defend it well and then I thought we started pretty well in the second half and then got the penalty and we missed it and after that we were in a real rush and didn’t create enough really and that’s it.”
Jurgen Klopp looks on in defeat against BournemouthGetty