- Manchester United mouthpiece Duncan Castles tries to stir up trouble
- Claims Klopp will be fired if LFC miss top four and a trophy
- Suggests Watford manager as potential replacement
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If one of the Liverpool-friendly journalists such as James Pearce, Paul Joyce or Chris Bascombe took as blindly biased a view of football as Duncan Castles does towards Manchester United, we’d be frankly embarrassed.
Castles is an enormous Jose Mourinho fan and spends his days picking apart certain statistics and declaring the Portuguese the greatest of all time.
The United fan also writes detrimental articles about Liverpool, notably claiming in the summer that the Coutinho deal was done and dusted – when it really wasn’t.
He’s now suggesting that he has inside knowledge on Klopp’s future:
“Liverpool will twist if Klopp fails to get Champions League football or win a trophy this season – which is looking a distinct possibility,” he told the Transfer Window Podcast.
“If I was Liverpool, I would try to hire Marco Silva as his replacement,” he said.”
Firstly, Castles is wrong. Klopp has the full backing of FSG and he’s not going to be sacked barring something truly terrible happening.
So for the journalist to suggest his firing is inevitable and that Marco Silva is a possible replacement is nauseating.
Having seen plenty of United and Liverpool this term, we’re not worried by Mourinho’s side long-term. Yes, he can keep spending, but his footballing ethos is so depressing he’s going to lose the fans sooner rather than later.