The greatest thing about soccer (debatable) is the uncontested egos at stake among Big Clubs. Where the rivers Entitlement and Lack Of Self Awareness converge, you have MAGIC JAZZ HANDS FOREVER.
It so happens that these two flow into one another somewhere between Anfield and Old Trafford. Liverpool hasn’t won a league trophy since Dana Carvey was doing Ross Perot impressions, and Manchester United, for all its 21st Century success, didn’t even make Europe last year. Both are Big Clubs, and both have the unadulterated attitudes to match. This makes their fan bases both tremendously prolific and unbearably insufferable.
So catch up on the rivalry before the two reawaken the ghosts this weekend, why don’t you. Then do us all a favor and go embarrass a T-shirt fan with what you learned.