Everton were founded in 1878, Liverpool in 1892. Everton might not have won so much silverware as Liverpool, but this is a classic delusion from Liverpool: 'history` is not the same as 'trophies`. Frankly, for much of their existence, Liverpool have lived in the shadow of their somewhat more illustrious neighbours, and that includes squatting Everton`s old stadium. That kind of real history and links to the community that Liverpool discarded by the 1980s deserves more respect, and surely even a perspiring Spaniard could understand that such comments were going to enrage the Blue half of Liverpool. When you factor in the damage that Liverpool have caused to Everton in recent years (notably by kindly making sure that, when Everton where the bigger Merseyside club, they couldn`t play in Europe thanks to Liverpool having closed off that possibility when they caused football`s most shameful moment), anyone associated with Liverpool FC should have a little bit more humility regarding Everton.
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