FULHAM mercilessly trolled Liverpool in their matchday programme ahead of this month’s Premier League clash.
In a cheeky attack, the Cottagers mocked the Reds for their “frosty” treatment of their former boss Roy Hodgson, who steered the West Londoners to their best Premier League finish of seventh.
Liverpool’s £35million signing of “future legend” Andy Carroll in 2011 also came under fire in the tongue-in-cheek section of the programme called The List, published before Sunday’s 2-1 loss against Chelsea.
The notes read: “He (Hodgson) was given a frosty reception on his subsequent appointment at Liverpool, with fans being unmoved by his success with smaller provincial clubs like Inter Milan.
“Realising that Roy was not going to win the league immediately and angered by his failure to buy the world’s best players, who would obviously jump at the chance to sign for the team that had dominated Europe a mere three decades earlier, fans quickly lost patience.
“Demonstrating the cool-headed pragmatism that has endeared them to the footballing public, the Liverpool faithful demanded Roy’s replacement be an exciting young manager befitting the club’s stature.
“Setting the time circuits to 1991, the club’s executives piled into the waiting DeLorean and floored it to ’88, returning with a fresh-faced and energetic Kenny Dalglish, ready to usher in a new era of dominance spearheaded by future club legend Andy Carroll, a shrewd purchase at just £35m.
“Unfortunately, however, Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney recovered the time machine, went back to 1991, stole the Sports Almanac and brutally laid out Jan Molby at the ‘Enchantment Under the Sea’ dance.
“This left the club with no option but to drag present day Kenny out of the pub and into the dugout, skewing the timeline and culminating in an underwhelming eighth-place finish and Kenny’s departure (again).”
Fulham have a chance to avenge Hodgson against Liverpool on March 17.
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Anything but a win could prove fatal to Jurgen Klopp’s title-chasing side after they slipped to second in the table behind Manchester City.
Fulham, meanwhile, are ten points behind 17th-placed Southampton in 19th.
They have the chance to reduce that gap at Leicester on Saturday.