Neil Warnock accused Liverpool of showing a ‘lack of class’ after Nathaniel Clyne moved to Bournemouth on loan ahead of Cardiff City earlier this week.
Despite the clear attraction of playing for a team that plays good football, has been flying high in the Premier League this season, and has no senior right-back in the squad to play ahead of Clyne, Warnock made the claim after seeing his side go out of the FA Cup to League One Gillingham.
It’s almost like Warnock was coming up with a distraction to his team’s poor result, rather than genuinely believing Clyne would have gone to South Wales ahead of Eddie Howe’s side.
If Clyne had gone to Cardiff, he might have ended up playing up front, like Scottish right-back Callum Paterson does for Warnock’s side at the moment.
Via The Guardian, Warnock said: “It’s a disgrace. I was disappointed with Clyne, having known the player and given him his debut (in 2008, at Crystal Palace).
“I’m not just disappointed with the boy himself, but with Liverpool as well for not ringing me, not telling me.
“To see it on television when I’ve done everything right and they have promised that he is my player this week, it’s a disgrace and a lack of class.”
The 70-year-old has never been one to calmly discuss contentions, so for him to accuse another club of lacking class and being disrespectful is more than a little ironic.
His comments are more than likely simply a distraction from another poor performance.