A striker in the Premier League, Michail Antonio of West Ham United has claimed he doesn’t want Liverpool to win the 2023-24 Premier League title.
The Anfield faithful aren’t the biggest fans of Antonio due to his comments about the Reds back in September. The 33-year-old boldly predicted his side to thrash Liverpool in their Premier League clash at Anfield on September 24.
He said (via Rousing the Kop):
“I’m putting it out there. I watched the game [vs Wolves] because it was before our game and Wolves could have run away with it. They had quite a few opportunities. We’ve got them this weekend and it’s a six-pointer. We’ve got them!”
Antonio was forced to retract his words after Liverpool cruised to a comfortable 3-1 win. However, his comments have led to numerous fans trolling him on social media since then.
He recently appeared on BBC’s The Player Channel podcast where he spoke about why he doesn’t want the Reds to win the title, saying:
“I don’t want Liverpool to win the league. Because you Liverpool fans are still in my inbox. Get lost! I’m saying it with chest. I don’t want Liverpool to win the league! Come for me! Arsenal get it. Man City, get it. That’s all I have to say about that!”
Unfortunately for Antonio, Jurgen Klopp and Co. have a very good chance of winning the Premier League this season. They are currently top of the table with 45 points from 20 games, three points above second-placed Aston Villa.