Study names Liverpool as Premier League’s ‘most disliked’ team ahead of Tottenham

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There will always be haters for anything or anyone that is successful in this world - and it’s no different in football.

The best teams and the greatest players inevitably have the most critics, as well as the most fans.

Take Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, for example. Although they have millions of fans across the globe, they probably have just as many people who slate them and play down their achievements on a weekly basis.

It’s the same with successful football teams.

Manchester United were hated by almost everybody who didn’t support them in the 1990s and early 2000s when they dominated English football under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Bayern Munich… it’s the same for most of these clubs now.

However, the Daily Mail have revealed - per an unofficial study by website FanChants, who possess an archive of over 26,000 chants - that Liverpool are currently the most disliked team in the Premier League.


There are 50 chants sung about Liverpool, according to the study, which is more than any other team in England’s top division.

In second place are the Reds’ Champions League final opponents Tottenham, who have 42 chants sung against them.


Manchester City have 39, while United ‘only’ have 34, which may come as a surprise.

However, Liverpool are not the most hated team in English football. That dubious honour falls to Leeds United.

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The study reveals that Leeds have a whopping 117 chants against them.

Leeds were one of English football’s powerhouses during the during the 1970s and their aggressive approach to matches earned them their ‘dirty’ reputation, which may explain why they are still disliked by a lot of football fans today.

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