View: Historical Danny Murphy comments highlight anti-Everton agenda after Sunday incident
Danny Murphy was quick to put the boot in on Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin after Sunday’s incident with Jordan Henderson, but some embarrassing historical comments have emerged.
England played Romania on Sunday in their final international friendly before their EURO 2020 campaign kicks off this weekend, winning 1-0 after Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford dispatched a penalty in the second half.
However, the Three Lions had the opportunity to score a second penalty, but Liverpool captain Henderson had his effort saved after Calvert-Lewin was fouled.
The Blues striker initially had the ball under his arm to take the penalty before Henderson pulled rank and snatched it away from him.
Ex-Liverpool midfielder Murphy told talkSPORT [07/06/21] that Calvert-Lewin needs to “understand what his place is” and accused him of “sulking”.
However, historical comments have come to light which shows Murphy’s stance is utterly biased against Everton.
A similar incident to Sunday occurred in December 2017, when Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke took the ball from designated penalty-taker Luka Miliovojevic and subsequently missed.
Murphy branded Benteke “self-indulgent and selfish” on talkSPORT and called for the Belgian to be benched for their next game.
So what’s changed now? Four years may have passed, but has Murphy suddenly changed his opinion after years of playing and discussing elite-level football?
We think that’s unlikely, and his recent comments smack of bias towards Liverpool and their players and highlights his anti-Everton agenda.
Hopefully, someone shows Murphy his embarrassing 2017 comments and he can offer an on-air apology or explain how his stance has shifted over the years.
We won’t be holding our breath, though.