Sheffield United defender John Lundstram will ‘love’ coming up against the Reds, according to one of his former coaches, because he is a boyhood supporter of the club.
Lundstram played for Everton as a youth player and then moved to Oxford United in the fourth tier of English football when he was 20. Since then, he has worked his way back up and fully deserves his status as a Premier League star.
Alan Stubbs, his former coach for the Blues at youth level, has revealed that even when he played for Everton, he was still a Reds fan.
He said, via The Metro: “I’m just trying to think whether John was a Red. He was obviously at Everton but I’m trying to think if deep down he was a Red.
“He was [at Everton] for a long time, so that will have a bearing on it but I think deep down there may be some bits of Red mixed up in there! He’ll love [facing Liverpool], I’m sure he loved last week at Goodison, coming back and playing there.”
Lundstram is likely to be in the team starting XI at Bramall Lane this afternoon. At the time of writing, the official team news is around 15 minutes away.
Hopefully, while Lundstram will want to impress, Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will have more than enough to bring the three points back to Anfield.