Theresa May claims she can make Liverpool-style comeback in Brexit negotiations
Apologies but if we had to listen to this then you do too
Liverpool pulled off a spectacular comeback in the Champions League last night, scoring four goals to edge past Barcelona on a night that will go down in European football history.
Unsurprisingly, it's the talk of the town. In every office up and down the country, in every pub, cafe, school and university, the words 'Divock Origi, fucking hell', will have been uttered as the country tries to process what exactly happened at Anfield.
Discussion of Liverpool's heroics even made its way into the House of Commons during Prime Minister's Questions, when Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Theresa May could take some advice from Jurgen Klopp on how to get a result in Europe. Ba dum tssh.
Jeremy Corbyn: "Perhaps the PM could take some tips from Jurgen Klopp on how to get a good result in Europe?"
Theresa May: "Look at Liverpool's win over Barcelona, what it shows is when everyone says it's all over... we can still secure success"https://t.co/ruUUU4D1HE #PMQs pic.twitter.com/t9PDOrPYgo
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Theresa May then quipped back with the most cringeworthy sentence uttered in the Commons since she said 'simples', claiming that Liverpool's win against Barcelona shows that anything is possible.
"When we look at the Liverpool win over Barcelona last night, what it shows is that when everyone says it's all over, when your European opposition have got you beat, the clock's ticking down and it's time to concede defeat, actually we can still secure success if everyone comes together."
The state of this pic.twitter.com/VTnHWQLhc2
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And she is right in a sense: it ain't over 'till the fat lady sings and all that. What the prime minister seems to have missed is that Liverpool's Champions League success is the result of months of meticulous planning, with an inspiring, tactically astute leader fronting the campaign.
So, sorry Theresa, but I don't think this metaphor works.