Ian Holloway says the rest of the country should be glad that Liverpool have done so well this season – otherwise Manchester City would have made the Premier League boring.
He is, of course, absolutely spot on. Without the Reds, City would have strolled it, although football’s tribalism would not allow most people to admit that.
The idea that Reds fans would be ‘unbearable’ had the title been won seems to have become a prevalent concept.
Speaking on Talksport, former Blackpool boss Holloway, now working as a co-commentator and pundit, said: “Thank God for Liverpool. Manchester United is 32 points [off Man City] and third place Chelsea is 26 points, that’s almost like the Scottish league, isn’t it? We don’t want that.”
While many supporters up and down the country were rooting for City in the Premier League title race, the only thing stopping the English top flight turning into Scotland, France, Italy or wherever else there is only one side who comfortably dominate year on year was the Reds.
The same will happen again next season, and after Manchester City demolished Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final, a completely pointless game, perhaps people will start to see Holloway is correct.