Liverpool Fans Slam Anti-FSG Banner Ahead of Manchester United Game

Liverpool Fans Slam Anti-FSG Banner Ahead of Manchester United Game

Elijah Odetokun
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:27 PM
  • Liverpool beat Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield in a one-sided encounter on Sunday
  • A plane flew over the stadium ahead of kick-off to target owners, Fenway Sports Group
  • Fans were split in reactions to the giant banner after the result over their biggest rival

Liverpool have been inconsistent this season but this has not stopped them from holding the fort against their biggest rival at home.

This was true once again as they walloped Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield.

Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, and record-breaking Mohamed Salah all scored twice, while wantaway Brazilian forward, Roberto Firmino added a seal on it with the seventh.

Fenway Sports Group, FSG, Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Anfield.
An anti-FSG banner was flown by plane over Anfield ahead of Liverpool's 7-0 win over Manchester United. Photo by Peter Bryne.
Source: Getty Images

Ahead of the game, some Reds fans protested against club owners, the Fenway Sports Group by flying a plane with a banner proclaiming 'FSG out - Klopp in - enough is enough' as the players marched out, as reported by Express.

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Some fans want FSG out

The American sports franchise put the club up for sale but later backtracked and ruled out a total sale, instead saying they were open to investment, as reported by Athletic UK.

This did not sit down well with some fans, who wanted the group out of the club entirely, lamenting a lack of investment and linking the success of the club under the owners to the expertise of Jurgen Klopp while utilising limited resources.

However, the majority of the reactions supported the owners and claimed those who flew the plane were not grateful enough to those who transformed the club.

Fans react to anti-owner message

@Smarty3385 wrote:

"Let’s get the ownership group that got us our first Premier League title in years out! Brilliant!"

@spudsinwater wrote:

"Definitely. I mean, how can they possibly compete when the owners will only break the world record transfer fees for both goalkeepers and defenders all while bankrolling the redevelopment of the stadium? What about midfielders and strikers too?"

@kwnelson24 wrote:

"Imagine paying for that banner and then your team beats your most hated rival 7-0!"

@Greg_YNWA1 wrote:

"Your greatest tweet in many years, James! �� Thank you for sending this beautiful picture."

Stats backed Liverpool to shine

Sports Brief earlier reported on statistics backing Liverpool to beat United at Anfield.

From a results point of view, the Red Devils have always struggled away at the Reds.

With Man United in form, the result in the North-West derby was still a big surprise.

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Elijah Odetokun
Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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