Soccer might be called the “Beautiful Game,” but let’s face it: the soap opera that makes the English Premier League so compelling is fueled by good old emotions like hatred, anger, and jealousy.
Liverpool and Manchester City haven’t hated each other very much over the years, with the main reason being that they were too busy hating other teams far, far more. After the EPL title race tilted firmly in Liverpool’s favor with a 3-1 victory on Sunday, they are certainly making up for lost time now.
English soccer’s feuds become entrenched in certain ways. This isn’t like American sports, where most teams are separated by distances of hundreds of miles. When Manchester City fans had to endure the long