My blood boils every time I read any of Stan Collymore’s columns, and at the same time, the veins in my forehead protrude over my brow when I hear this former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker’s self-opinionated voice.
Accused of assaulting his former partner in 1998, accused of dogging five years later and relieved from his talkSPORT co-commentary position a couple of years ago our Stan certainly knows how to live the ‘high-life.’
My @MirrorFootball column on English hopes for this season's Champions League.
A complacent start? Or are European Trans spending wiser than our clubs? Enjoy! https://t.co/6e5aeSvs1l
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) October 22, 2018
Published in a redtop late last night (click/tap here to read his article) Collymore came out and said he believes, out of the current English Champions League participants both Manchester City and Liverpool, in his opinion have the best chance of winning this year’s competition.
“Liverpool and City are the two English teams who can win the Champions League, but United and Spurs should be looking at the semi-finals as a minimum as well,” said Stan.
“Naturally, as a former Liverpool player, I’d love to see them go one step further than last season, but if City were to be the English team to triumph, I’d be very pleased for them as well.”
Praise for both Vinny and Sergio.
“Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero, two fantastic servants who have been both very lucky and very unlucky over the years in which they have helped change the face of their club.
“Both have endured the sort of injury problems that would have crippled lesser men, Kompany in particular, and both have seen off the rivals who have come in to challenge for their place in the starting line-up.”
He continued: “As an ex-striker, I love to watch Aguero. I know he has had the sort of players around him for years now that any striker would love but the fact he has had only one wobble in eight years when Pep Guardiola arrived, is very impressive indeed.
“Aguero will be remembered as one of the great Premier League strikers long after he calls it a day.
“And one of the best strikers never to lift the Champions League trophy if City do keep falling short.”
An impressive choice of words for such a douchebag.