Former Southampton defender Francis Benali, who made over 300 appearances on the South Coast during a 16-year-spell with the club, has taken to Twitter to mock Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
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Many fans of the Saints clearly feel aggrieved by the fact that we’ve now signed four of their players over the last twelve months – Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne, who completed his £12.5m move on Wednesday.
Liverpool have only ever signed eight Southampton players, but with these four deals all having come in such close proximity we are developing something of an unfortunate reputation from those close to St. Mary’s Stadium.
Including, it seems, this 46-year-old, who posted this amusing message last night:
— Francis Benali (@FrannyBenali) July 1, 2015
Sorry Francis, I don’t think we’re that interested. Maybe if you throw in Sadio Mane or Morgan Schneiderlin as well!