You can always rely on Jamie Carragher to drop a funny tweet after something happens involving Liverpool.
It’s just a shame that Gary Neville hardly uses Twitter anymore since landing the job at Valencia in December.
Imagine the exchange that would have ensued between the two former Sky Sports colleagues following today’s Europa League draw. Liverpool will face Manchester United in the last 16 and everybody is massively excited for the two games.
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Shortly after the draw was made, Carragher took to Twitter and claimed the two-legged tie is a win-win situation for Liverpool. If they are victorious, then it’s obviously great for Liverpool. And if they lose, at least Louis van Gaal will remain in charge of Manchester United - until the end of the season, anyway.
“Great Europa League draw for LFC,” he tweeted, “if we win happy days if we lose LVG will probably stay!!”
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Van Gaal loves playing Liverpool
Perhaps this was Carragher’s way of exacting revenge on Van Gaal, who revealed after his side’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in September that he enjoys playing the Merseyside outfit - because he always wins.
“For me, Liverpool is a fantastic club,” the veteran Dutch coach was quoted as saying by the Mirror at the time. “Because I have won every game against Liverpool."
Van Gaal's record v Liverpool
Indeed, Manchester United v Liverpool has been a favourable fixture for Van Gaal since he arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2014.
He secured a 3-1 win over the Reds at the International Champions Cup in the United States, followed by a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Old Trafford in the Premier League back in December 2014.
Later that season, at Anfield, Juan Mata scored twice - and Steven Gerrard was sent off less than a minute after coming on as a second-half substitute - in a 2-1 win over Brendan Rodgers’ side.
And United’s 3-1 win against Liverpool last September was memorable for Anthony Martial’s late debut goal.
It should be noted, though, that Liverpool were extremely low on confidence the last time they went head-to-head with Van Gaal’s men.
Klopp wanted to face Man Utd
Jurgen Klopp, who succeeded Rodgers in October, has admitted that he was hoping for Manchester United in the next round and the atmosphere at Anfield next month is guaranteed to be electric. It will be the same at Old Trafford, too.
Liverpool and Manchester United have never met in European competition before and this will add some additional spice to the tie.
Neither team, manager, set of players or supporters will want to lose this one. It’s huge.
Which team will progress to the Europa League quarter-finals: Manchester United or Liverpool? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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