On the night when Jurgen Klopp's men to a big stride towards Champions League qualification, Eamon Dunphy has clarified that his favourite Premier League team is Liverpool.
The RTÉ pundit was speaking on 2FM's Game On before kick-off on Monday night, when he revealed that he is a fan of the Merseyside club. This may come as a surprise to some, considering he was an apprentice with Manchester United, as well as having written a biography of Matt Busby, but it turns out he's a fan of the club's bitter rivals.
After 'coming out', as he put it, Dunphy then gave his verdict on Liverpool's season.
I am a Liverpool supporter.
I decided to come out.
It’s been a desperate season for Liverpool supporters; seeing them blow a led at Bournemouth and fail so often to beat mediocre sides at home.
I think when they have to break teams down they find it difficult.
They’ve had some injury problems and Mane is a huge loss to them and Lallana as well, and of course, they’ve no defence.
If they get in the Champions League they’re going to have to buy big time. They’re really short of players.
Dunphy acknowledged that he, like John Giles, had tipped Liverpool for the title at one stage in the season, but admitted that he didn't hold the most positive outlook for the club going forward.
It hasn’t worked out the way I thought it would.
I thought they’d do very well this year, but they’re a long way behind Chelsea, and when Manchester City finish spending in the summer, there will be nothing left for anyone else.
Next up for discussion were Manchester United, where the 71-year-old called Jose Mourinho a coward, claimed United's defense, which is among the best in the league this season, was not much better than Liverpool's, and expressed his belief that the club needed to spend an 'absolute fortune' to compete.
So now we know, Eamon Dunphy is a Liverpool fan.