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Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May discuss Liverpool's win over Barcelona in Brexit comparison

LFC Globe
8th May 2019
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Football and politics are rarely mixed together, however Liverpool's win over was a talking point between Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May in their Brexit discussions on Wednesday.

Liverpool defied all odds to beat 4-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday night, progressing to the final with a remarkable 4-3 aggregate win.

Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, Labour leader Corbyn told the prime minister that she should get advice from about getting "a good result in Europe" after Liverpool's Champions League exploits at Anfield.

"In view of the amazing performance of Liverpool last night, perhaps the Prime Minister could take some tips from on how to get a good result in Europe," he said.

The jibe was met with laughter inside the House of Commons, however May was quick with a comeback of her own.

She said: "I actually think that when we look at the Liverpool win over , what it shows is when everyone says its all over and that your European opposition has got you beat, the clock is ticking down and its time to concede defeat - actually we can still secure success if everyone comes together."

May's response got plenty of backing, however - as pointed out by ITV's Robert Peston - Liverpool fans are unlikely to be pleased about any comparisons relating to her Tory party or Brexit.

"Crikey, Theresa May explicitly compares herself to Liverpool FC - and sees its triumph over Barca as a model for how she can still win Brexit!," he tweeted.

"I am not sure that will warm the cockles of the people of Liverpool."

The Conservative party is hugely unpopular across Liverpool and the north-west of England for the manner in which their governments have treated the region in relation to the rest of the country.

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