You’d be very much mistaken if you thought the city of Liverpool were united to cheer on Jurgen Klopp’s side in their Europa League final.
As the red half of Merseyside were left devastated after their second-half collapse against Sevilla, the blue half were celebrating.
Well, that’s the impression you get after one Evertonian trolled their nearest rivals in epic fashion.
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Bluenose Darren Melling decided he would rub salt into the wounds of the club by giving them a quick call the morning after their 3-1 loss.
If Liverpool had triumphed, they would have paraded around the city showing off their first trophy since the 2012 League Cup win over Cardiff.
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So, acting as though he was unaware of the crushing defeat, Darren phoned the club, asking: “When’s the parade starting today, mate?”
Of course, the guy on the other end of the phone sounded rather downbeat and responded by saying: “There isn’t one today, unfortunately.”
But Darren wanted to mock Liverpool even further. He wanted an explanation as to why there was no parade.
When the club employee admitted that: “Unfortunately, we didn’t win last night mate,” Darren shouted “I know” and burst into laughter.
While Liverpool fans are hardly going to find the funny side of this cruel mocking, they do have themselves to blame.
After the Toffees had lost to Manchester City in the League Cup semi-finals, one Liverpool fan phoned the Everton club box office asking for tickets for the final at Wembley only to start laughing when he was informed they had just been knocked out.
What goes around, comes around.
After the opening 45 minutes of the Europa League final clash in Basel, Liverpool fans may well have been thinking about a possible trophy parade around the city.
Daniel Sturridge had given them the lead in a half that they dominated and could consider themselves unlucky to not have been awarded at least one penalty.
But their Spanish opponents turned the game around in after the break and, overall, deserved their third consecutive Europa League victory.
We expect this kind of rivalry banter to continue next season.
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