BBC Pundit and former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has launched an odd attack on his former club while also having a dig at us in his weekly column, the Liverpool Echo reports.
Lawrenson claimed that both sides are capable of playing some good football, but the nature of the mentality of both clubs means that they’ll eventually fail.
He was essentially judging both sides as title challengers, which may be slightly ambitious when talking about the Reds given that they finished seventh last season.
“We are a poor man’s Arsenal at the moment, in that you know this Arsenal will always let you down eventually,” Lawrenson wrote on his column.
“You know deep down they won’t win the league because, somewhere along the line, they will disappoint and disappoint greatly. This Liverpool are the same.”
Putting us in the same category as a Liverpool seems like a desperate attempt from Lawrenson in order to ease the pain he’s feeling when watching his former side.
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We’ve consistently finished above the Reds in the league and our back-to-back FA Cup victories prove that we have delivered in testing moments.
In terms of the Premier League, however, we’re yet to show our consistency over the course of a season and until we do that, questions will remain regarding our mental strength.