Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar doesn’t believe that Liverpool will finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
The Brazilian, who will face the Reds in the group stages of this season’s Champions League, was asked for his prediction at a PokerStars event for who will finish top of the table. He was quoted by the Express as saying:
“It’s very hard, it’s very difficult, but Manchester City will win it. Second will be United, third is Chelsea. Fourth is Tottenham.”
When pressed on Liverpool’s top four prospects, he confirmed:
Needless to say, fans on Twitter were not happy with the 26-year-old’s comments with some believing it will give the Reds added motivation in the upcoming Champions League clash at Anfield:
Champions league finalist and top 4 in a far more competitive league pretty sure he is just blowing smoke!! Ynwa
— Lee Jackson (@LeeJack47234846) 4 September 2018
Good man Neymar – more motivation for us! YNWA
— Joe Doherty (@joedoc23) 4 September 2018
Says the most over rated player in the world
— Andy Mc Cabe (@slazmc) 4 September 2018
He might be a world class player but not a pundit YNWA ⚽️
— Edward Thomson (@EdwardThomson5) 5 September 2018
Team talk done #LFC
— Aaron Paterson (@apaterson77749) 4 September 2018
— Deedna (@deedna00) 4 September 2018
I doubt he’s even looked at the premier league results or table this season.
— james keen (@jddk1974) 4 September 2018
Others mocked Neymar for his tendency to dive:
Remember to put the undersoil heating on. The amount of time he spends rolling around on the pitch he might catch a chill.
— Justin Freeman (@kandykaned) 4 September 2018
WHO cares about the King of diving
— Kåre Grevle (@grevle68) 4 September 2018
— Steve Mac (@Steve13mac) 4 September 2018
The Brazilian international speaks very little English and was pressed by an Express reporter for a prediction at a Poker tournament. It is hardly a well thought through prediction.
The off-the-cuff remarks will, however, add extra spice to the fixture against PSG when they face the Reds in two weeks’ time.