‘I remember passing him in a game and he said’ Wow, you smell like alcohol ‘: Rio Ferdinand admits that Wayne Rooney realized that his Man United teammate had been out celebrating the Premier League success while sympathizing with Liverpool’s stars after Burnley’s draw
- Rio Ferdinand says Wayne Rooney noticed that he smelled of alcohol during a game
- Ferdinando admitted to having celebrated after winning the championship
- Ferdinand says it is understandable that Liverpool have lost points recently
Rio Ferdinand revealed that his Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney once noticed him during a game that the defender was stinking with alcohol.
Ferdinand recalled the incident while discussing why Liverpool’s streak has faltered since they won the Premier League title last month.
Liverpool have been beaten 4-0 by Manchester City in the first game since winning the title before recording their victories against Aston Villa and Brighton.
Rio Ferdinand revealed that Wayne Rooney noticed that he smelled like alcohol during a game
Ferdinand recalled the incident with Rooney as he explained how the teams shut down after winning the title
Jurgen Klopp’s squad was held back from Burnley’s 1-1 draw by Anfield on Saturday, and Ferdinand admitted that it’s hard for players to stay focused when they celebrated the success of their title.
Speaking with BT Sport, Ferdinand said: ‘I have no doubt that there is a 1% or 2% drop when you win a championship.
‘Unless you have a Champions League about to arrive, which it doesn’t have, you usually sit there and relax.
“I remember passing Wayne Rooney once in a game and he said” Wow, you smell like alcohol “and I said” Yes, I’ve been out all week. “
Ferdinando has a lot of experience in winning the Premier League – it’s something he has achieved six times at United.
The former central defender says it is impossible for a team to play with the usual intensity when they have already won the championship.
Ferdinand said he understands why Liverpool’s form has fallen since they won the championship
He continued: ‘So celebrate. You don’t have to go anywhere, they can be at home during a Zoom call, you don’t know these days, things are different.
‘I’m telling you that at least one or two percent came out, even during training. It’s not the same intensity, it’s just like that.
“Yes, they are fighting to break records, but it’s not the same as fighting for another title or another glass somewhere else.”
As Ferdinando mentioned, Liverpool are chasing the Premier League’s highest score ever, with Manchester City hitting 100 points in the 2017-18 campaign.
Liverpool, who currently have 93 points, can end the season with 102 points. Three games remain: away to Arsenal, home to Chelsea and away to Newcastle.