Liverpool fans on Twitter took aim at Manchester City and their stadium turnout at the Etihad on Wednesday night.
The Etihad, or The Emptyhad as it is humorously referred to by non-Man City fans, is infamous for not reaching its full capacity regularly.
When Cardiff City arrived in Manchester on Wednesday in a game that could see their hosts return to the top of the table, you would have expected the stadium to be filled to capacity.
Pictures shared to Twitter would suggest otherwise, with a lot of blue seats visible from television footage.
The picture on the left is a picture I took of the Liverpool legends game which sold out. The picture on the right is a Premier League game in which Manchester City would go back to the top of the table with a win, they’re also reigning champions but can’t fill their ground… pic.twitter.com/ONiog8gKmz
— Danny (@_YoungyLFC98) April 3, 2019
Manchester City have won the League Cup, they are fighting for the Premier League, FA Cup and the Champions League & this is how their fans turn up for a crucial game in the title race. Pathetic. pic.twitter.com/MgxsPBGxhj
— 360Sources (@360Sources) April 3, 2019
You can buy most valuable players on market, you can buy referees, you can avoid financial investingation… With money you can everything except one…. You can't buy SUPPORTERS .
Ladies and gentlemen this is Etihad, @ManCity stadium pic.twitter.com/6F5fUdufi9
— Lean (@Lean03109648) April 3, 2019
They may be the best team in England but their support is shambolic
— View of the Kop (@ViewOfTheKop_) April 3, 2019
Going for a title, the league ends next month, and your stadium is only 2/3 full. Absolute joke of a football club. You don't deserve to be where you are in the first place. You should count yourselves lucky and go the game @ManCity
— Tom M Maloney (@TomMaloney89) April 3, 2019
Manchester City stadium! I don't think so there are that many people who care if you win the league! pic.twitter.com/7wc9eu2WlE
— kick2Glory🔥 (@LFCKICK) April 3, 2019
It is actually bizarre that there are so many people rooting against Liverpool when the team they would prefer to win the Premier League struggles to fill its own stadium.
All things considered, Liverpool really are the lesser evil when compared to a club like Manchester City.
Winning the Premier League would not only be an extraordinary achievement but it would be made all the more enjoyable given the number of people it would upset.