Chris Smalling trolls Liverpool by liking photo on Instagram

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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has trolled Liverpool by liking a screenshot of a statistic that mocks the lack of European goalscorers in Brendan Rodgers’ current squad.

The fact, originally posted by @NateGuildea on Twitter, was then posted by The Sport Bible on Instagram.

Over 28,000 people liked the post - including Smalling, as one eagle-eyed fan on Reddit noticed. See the evidence for yourself by clicking HERE.


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The Liverpool fan who posted the initial tweet described the fact about Lucas as “the greatest stat in the history of football”.

Really, though, this stat should concern Liverpool fans. Rodgers spent an awful lot of money this summer on players with little experience in top European competition.

Liverpool struggling under Rodgers

Even more worryingly for Rodgers and Liverpool, the club’s summer signings aren’t really doing the business in the Premier League, either.

The Reds haven’t won any of their previous four league fixtures and currently sit 13th in the table, having secured eight points from a possible 18.

Smalling has been magnificent

As for Smalling, the Manchester United defender has been one of the Red Devils’ most-improved players over the past 12 months.

Since his red card against rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last November, the 25-year-old has looked a different player: composed, assured and convincing at the heart of United’s defence.

Now one of the first names on Louis van Gaal’s team-sheet, the England international is currently enjoying the best spell of his professional career.

In fact, Smalling has arguably been the best central defender in the Premier League so far this season.

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