More timely, and vastly more amusing, is the “war of words” that’s developed between the clubs.
I just want to highlight a few quotes.
"When you play against the smaller teams at Anfield you know the game will be narrow."
Everton chief exec Keith Wyness:
"Of course, Mr Benitez is entitled to his opinion but I suspect he is in a minority of one in believing Everton is, in any respect, a small football clubBill Shankly:
"Somehow we just expect more of a Liverpool manager."
“In my time at Anfield we always said we had the best two teams on Merseyside, Liverpool and Liverpool reserves.”Were Shankly to be managing today, I think the internet would explode. Deep breaths, people…
“If Everton were playing at the bottom of the garden, I'd pull the curtains.”
“I know this is a sad occasion but I think that Dixie would be amazed to know that even in death he could draw a bigger crowd than Everton can on a Saturday afternoon.”
“The difference between Everton and the Queen Mary is that Everton carry more passengers!"