Retired great Sir Alex Ferguson is an enemy of Liverpool, solely because of his unbelievable achievements while manager of Manchester United.
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Over the years he’s weighed in with his fair share of digs at our club which has riled supporters and managers alike.
No more so than Rafa Benitez, whose feud with Ol’ Red Nose was infamous.
But it turns out the Scot’s distaste for Liverpool was pantomime, as back in 1977, while manager of St. Mirren, he lauded the club and our supporters before a 1-1 draw between the clubs.
He even admits to going to watch us play in the Kop, and loving every minute of it!
“Incredible. That’s the only way to describe the remarkable Merseysiders,” he wrote in his programme notes.
“What a fantastic honour it is for us to be playing the European Champions on our own ground! Liverpool are a side every football fan born north or south of the border admires tremendously.
“The Anfield club has almost become an institution: I don’t see them ever being known from now on as anything less than one of the best teams in the country.
“You can’t talk of how great the Reds are without mentioning their incredible support. I travelled down to Anfield with Davie Provan last season to watch Liverpool play St Etienne in the European Cup.
“I will never forget the experience as those fanatical fans sang their heads and helped carry their team into the next round. Ferguson also pays tribute to the Liverpool squad, in both its quality and depth. Bob Paisley can bring in people like David Fairclough, Jimmy Case, Phil Thompson and Tommy Smith. Incredible, isn’t it?”