Which other clubs in the world game would you compare Liverpool to?
Perhaps Dortmund for the passionate fans? Man Utd in terms of English silverware? Juventus for a shared history? Celtic for a shared anthem?
Feyenoord…? Probably not.
Yet, that’s exactly what former Liverpool shot-stopper Brad Jones has done — though to be fair to him, he did it for all the right reasons.
Speaking to Dutch news outlet Voetbal International, the now 34-year-old Aussie says Feyenoord are the Liverpool of the Netherlands.
“Like at Liverpool, football goes much deeper to the people, more than many other clubs. It’s unconditional love,” he said.
Jones spent five years with Liverpool, but only made 11 league appearances – with seven of those coming in the 2012/13 season.
Since leaving he spent time with Bradford City before moving to the Eredivisie. He spent a season with NEC Nijmegen but moved to Feyenoord on a free transfer over the summer.