The Southampton matchday programme for the Premier League game with Crystal Palace on Tuesday had an excellent note from the magazine’s editor.
Around ten days ago, Liverpool visited St Mary’s and Brendan Rodgers’ side collected a 2-0 away win on the south coast.
Liverpool have three former Saints players now at Anfield – Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren – and after the match, Rodgers complained about how the trio of former Saints players were received by their former club:
Adam was the captain here for two years, gave incredible service to Southampton and I know for a fact he could have left here a number of times and didn’t.
And to get the reception he got I thought was disappointing.
I looked in the match programme and there was nothing relevant to his time here and all the time has been here since a boy.
The likes of Rickie Lambert – great servants to here, incredible players that have got the club to where it is today. There was no mention of him, which I thought was sad.
The criticism clearly hit a chord with the Southampton’s programme editor, who has decided to react in the Crystal Palace programme.
Rather than taking things too seriously, the editor opted to make light of the whole kerfuffle.
Southampton are currently in sixth place in the Premier League, after slumping to a run of just one win in five.
Crystal Palace, by contrast, have shot up the table under new manager Alan Pardew, and the Eagles are unbeaten in their last five Premier League away days.
(Credit to @Masters_JamesD for the image.)