Wayne Rooney took the opportunity to pay Liverpool a backhanded compliment as he was named PFA player of the year last night. The Manchester United star was questioned on his side’s reliance on Liverpool getting something against Chelsea next week.
Rooney managed to squeeze in a bit of reverse psychology and humour in his response.
He said: “I’m sure Liverpool will want to beat Chelsea. The pride they’ve got and the history they’ve got, I’m sure they’ll want to win that game. They are fighting to get into the Europa League.”
Ouch! The jury is out on whether that will have the desired effect, Wayne.