Fans aren't happy about Steve McManaman's 'sour' behaviour after Villarreal beat Liverpool
Steve McManaman is a pundit who wears his heart very much on his sleeve.
The BT Sport pundit doesn't pretend to hide his allegiances to the red half of Merseyside, and his Liverpool affiliations are always apparent when he is providing his opinions to matches affecting the Red Men.
But his reaction to Villarreal's injury time winner in a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final hasn't gone down very well amongst viewers of BT Sport's coverage of the game.
McManaman wasn't in magnanimous mood as he bemoaned the result, arguing that Liverpool were far superior to their Iberian counterparts, and shouldn't have lost to the supposedly lesser La Liga side.
"I don't think they're very good," McManaman told BT Sport.
"I think if Liverpool showed any positivity and the game flows like it did today, and with the magnificent crowd at Anfield, Liverpool should run all over them."
Is McManaman gonna cry? ?? pic.twitter.com/ZBBGvF8ROL
— Walter Smith (@mancitysmith) April 28, 2016
Although fellow Scousers may have agreed with his partisan opinion of the match, other fans didn't appreciate what they saw as unnecessary 'sourness' and an unprofessional show of 'bias'.
Here are just a few of the peeved responses to the former Liverpool winger's slightly skewed views after the attritional first leg at the Estadio El Madrigal...
McManaman is fewmin. Funny how biased BT Sport is towards Liverpool
— Lewis (@Lewis93_) April 28, 2016
Steve McManaman running his mouth on Villarreal.
— Krombopulos Jon (@J___Hardy) April 28, 2016
Steve Mcmanaman do you want to stop slagging off Villarreal they beat Liverpool get over it 😂
— Mat (@AfroooMat) April 28, 2016
McManaman magnificently sour about Liverpool's defeat....if Dortmund defended half as well as Villarreal,Liverpool wouldn't even be here...
— Graham Leeder 🔰🏆 (@GLeeder1) April 28, 2016
McManaman typifies your English pundit totally ignorant to football on the continent. Disrespect for Villarreal thinks they're rubbish.
— Danny O'Connell (@StickyoConnell) April 28, 2016
Steve McManaman is a proper deluded wanker.
— Rivaldos bicycleKick (@FCB1mrankhan) April 28, 2016
Steve mcmanaman desperate to convince everyone that villarreal are actually shit, Love it! 😂😂😂 #LFC
— Oz (@usmanb161) April 28, 2016
Steve Mcmanaman chatting shit
— Knowledge-Wisdom (@Muqueldinho) April 28, 2016
Really hope Villarreal get the job done at Anfield just to shut Steve McManaman up! Absolutely awful pundit!! Another BT Sport error...
— J D A Higgins™ (@JimHig17) April 28, 2016