Ryan Giggs explains why he would never manage Liverpool
By Harvey Byrne
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has revealed that he would never become manager of his former club’s “biggest rivals” Liverpool.
The now 42-year-old spent the duration of his 24-year playing career at the Red Devils, which saw him win 13 Premier League titles as well as a host of other silverware, which includes the FA Cup and Champions League.
He is now looking to go into management after retiring in 2014 and the former Wales international has stated that he’d never manage Liverpool due to the rivalry between the Reds and the Old Trafford side.
“Liverpool is a team who for me was always our biggest rivals, because growing up they were winning everything and they were the team to emulate,” said Giggs speaking at a question and answer session at the Welsh Community Football Awards, as quoted by the Mirror. “They are a fantastic club but the rivalry is too big for me to manage Liverpool.
“I moved from Cardiff to Salford when I was seven. You were literally growing up encouraged to dislike people from Liverpool.
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“I played for Salford under-11s and you would play Sefton, Liverpool boys, Bootle boys and the rivalry was so great. You grow up with it.
“I’m sure Steven Gerrard would say the same about managing Manchester United. He would simply say no.
“I was always a United fan, my grandmother hammered it home ‘You are a United fan’.
“She loved the Busby Babes, she loved George Best, she was the driving force behind me being a Man United supporter.”
Statistically Giggs has made the most appearances in the matches between the two rivals with 48.
The two clubs are set to meet in seven days time at Anfield with just three points separating the pair.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently in fourth place with 16 points from seven fixtures, while Jose Mourinho’s team are sat in sixth with 13 points.
In other Liverpool news, Mourinho and Klopp have taken opposite approaches to training ahead of their crunch clash at Anfield.