Liverpool fans, superstitious? Yes, judging by the hundreds of comments left on the Guardian’s Liverpool FC pre-season profile, in which the newspaper’s football writers collectively predicted that Liverpool will win the league this season.
A sample of the reaction to this (brave) prediction:
“In placing Liverpool first, the Guardian have just sounded the death knell on their title hopes. Thanks Guardian”
“Thanks for cursing it! Now we Liverpool fans can blame the Guardian when it all goes t**s up…”
“I am very pleased, as a united supporter, that the Guardian is tipping Liverpool.”
“Excellent, you’ve jinxed them! Not that they needed jinxing!”
“Comedy gold from the Gruaniad. It’s such a ridiculous prediction, I don’t even know where to begin.”
“I see the journalists at the Manchester Guardian have put the hex on Liverpool again by predicting a first finish.”
It’s not just supersititous Liverpool fans who have cried foul at the Guardian’s prediction. As you might expect, there’s been a fair share of Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal fans snorting derisively.
There’s no pleasing some people.
So will Liverpool win the league? Er, they could. It’s possible. I fancy Chelsea to win it, but I’ve been wrong before and I’ll be wrong again…