Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has taken a dig at Premier League title rivals Liverpool with a tweet mocking the Reds’ draw against Leicester.
City fell to a 2-1 defeat away to Newcastle United on Tuesday night, giving Jurgen Klopp’s side the chance to move seven points clear at the top of the Premier League with a win over Leicester City.
The Foxes, however, came from behind to hold the Reds to a 1-1 draw, courtesy of a late Harry Maguire goal, meaning the gap stands at just five points.
And Walker used a meme of the England centre-back from the World Cup to mock the result, despite his own side’s poor performance in midweek.
The right-back captioned the tweet: “So basically they thought they were gonna go 7 points ahead…”.
The 28-year-old has since deleted the tweet, but not before a host of rival fans took the bait – and questioned his decision to poke fun at the Merseysiders.
Kyle Walker deleted the tweet 😂 pic.twitter.com/UDdRO2wWYK
— Shayne (@ShaikhaShayne) January 31, 2019
Is Kyle walker the player you want to kick in the face the most?
— 3:16 (@_2OLEGEND_) January 31, 2019
Kyle walker bottled harder than us in 13/14 there. Poor show. At least pull a lescott and say it was a draft.
— funky kong stan (@RyanDomville) January 31, 2019
Kyle Walker eh, tweets about Maguire scoring for Leicester. Gets abused by his own fans about his poor performances recently and is forced to delete the tweet!! How awful 😂
— Fowler’s God (@FowlersGod) January 31, 2019
Hey @Arsenal did you see Kyle Walker’s tweet? You know what to do on Sunday x
— SHAI (@Shaistah_K) January 31, 2019
Pep Guardiola’s side face Arsenal at the Etihad on Sunday in the Premier League, while Liverpool’s next game is away to West Ham United on Monday evening.
Walker vs Liverpool continues
This, of course, isn’t the first time Walker has used Twitter to tease Liverpool, with the former Spurs defender posting an image of himself wearing sunglasses with the caption ‘Liverpool? OK, let’s go!!!’ ahead of their Champions League quarter-final clash in March 2018.
Liverpool won the tie and went all the way to the final, with fans wasting no time in reminding a red-faced Walker of that fact.
— Gilli Parann (@Gilli_Parann) April 10, 2018
You seem to be quickly forgetting pic.twitter.com/n6uvlpykF2
— M7MD OSAMA (@osos_1907) March 16, 2018
Given that Walker has also previously called out Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba for deleting a tweet, he’s very much been left with egg on his face today.
Who deletes tweets these days!? https://t.co/CnBnoXyM1m
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) December 18, 2018
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