Bookmakers Paddy Power have erected a billboard in Liverpool calling Saints their 'feeder club'

The billboard at Liverpool Lime Street Station

The billboard at Liverpool Lime Street Station

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THE summer rivalry between Southampton and Liverpool has taken a fresh twist.

As the two teams face off in their first league game of the season this afternoon, there is plenty of tension expected between the fans after Liverpool signed three Saints first team players – including captain Adam Lallana and talisman striker Rickie Lambert.

And now bookmakers Paddy Power have thrown more fuel on the fire by erecting a billboard at Liverpool Lime Street station welcoming travelling Saints fans with the message “Liverpool welcomes their feeder club” and picturing all three players.

A spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “It’s always nice to see a few familiar faces after a long journey and, after the ransacking that Southampton witnessed this summer, some of the fans won’t have seen these mugs around St Mary’s in a long while.”

Centre back Dejan Lovren was the other Saint to leave for Anfield this summer and is the only player to start against his former teammates today, with Lambert on the bench.

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1:28pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Chriops says...

Quite funny if you're a Liverhapton fan I suppose, but I hope that there isn't any trouble.

I wonder if I can get a bet on Paddy power on them being fined for inciting a riot?
Quite funny if you're a Liverhapton fan I suppose, but I hope that there isn't any trouble. I wonder if I can get a bet on Paddy power on them being fined for inciting a riot? Chriops
  • Score: 16

1:29pm Sun 17 Aug 14

saintsfan76 says...

Probably shouldn't have but laughed wryly as i read that.
Probably shouldn't have but laughed wryly as i read that. saintsfan76
  • Score: 2

1:38pm Sun 17 Aug 14

DisplacedFan says...

Although its early, Saints are playing well. He who laughs last....
Although its early, Saints are playing well. He who laughs last.... DisplacedFan
  • Score: 8

1:56pm Sun 17 Aug 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

Nothing to do with Liverpool F.C, anyone who gets regular e mails from Paddy Power will appreciate that this is their warped sense of humour at it's best, DEcho just stirring up sh1t as usual!
Nothing to do with Liverpool F.C, anyone who gets regular e mails from Paddy Power will appreciate that this is their warped sense of humour at it's best, DEcho just stirring up sh1t as usual! 100%HANTSBOY
  • Score: 9

2:04pm Sun 17 Aug 14

HillsidePaul says...

I am told that some years ago a billboard was erected at the exit from the Pompey ferry saying, in French "welcome to Portsmouth - gateway to Southampton".
I am told that some years ago a billboard was erected at the exit from the Pompey ferry saying, in French "welcome to Portsmouth - gateway to Southampton". HillsidePaul
  • Score: 16

2:17pm Sun 17 Aug 14

itsnotjustice says...

quite funny actually.... paddypower like making the news.. makes a change from the usual adverts these companies run.
quite funny actually.... paddypower like making the news.. makes a change from the usual adverts these companies run. itsnotjustice
  • Score: 1

2:20pm Sun 17 Aug 14

03alpe01 says...

Hahahaha! It's funny cos it's true!
Hahahaha! It's funny cos it's true! 03alpe01
  • Score: -7

3:00pm Sun 17 Aug 14

one in the crowd says...

Its not a billboard its a video screen.
Its not a billboard its a video screen. one in the crowd
  • Score: 2

3:06pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Popcorn Sutton says...

I have the misfortune of having to go to work in Liverpool tomorrow so I will have to take a sh1t right outside Anfield I think :D
I have the misfortune of having to go to work in Liverpool tomorrow so I will have to take a sh1t right outside Anfield I think :D Popcorn Sutton
  • Score: 8

3:30pm Sun 17 Aug 14

cowley says...

balls to ya paddy! fred can have my money from now on!!!! #betfred
balls to ya paddy! fred can have my money from now on!!!! #betfred cowley
  • Score: 11

3:35pm Sun 17 Aug 14

tharg64 says...

Good game today, shouldn't have lost though.

Plenty of positives to take away from the game....

COYR's!
Good game today, shouldn't have lost though. Plenty of positives to take away from the game.... COYR's! tharg64
  • Score: 12

4:08pm Sun 17 Aug 14

mickey01 says...

beter if long came on earlier
beter if long came on earlier mickey01
  • Score: 2

5:32pm Sun 17 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

THEY COULD OF PUT A PICTURE OF THE 3 EX SAINTS IN CHAINS!!!!WELCOME TO OUR CITY OF CULTURE!!!!!WHERE HISTORY IS WHAT WE CHOOSE TO REMEMBER!!!!!ENJOY YOUR VISIT!!!!PLEASE LEAVE A DONATION ON YOU WAY OUT IN THE BOXS PROVIDED BY OUR SPONSOR..THANKYOU.
THEY COULD OF PUT A PICTURE OF THE 3 EX SAINTS IN CHAINS!!!!WELCOME TO OUR CITY OF CULTURE!!!!!WHERE HISTORY IS WHAT WE CHOOSE TO REMEMBER!!!!!ENJOY YOUR VISIT!!!!PLEASE LEAVE A DONATION ON YOU WAY OUT IN THE BOXS PROVIDED BY OUR SPONSOR..THANKYOU. lastminmoran
  • Score: -3

6:02pm Sun 17 Aug 14

NewForestStu says...

Cannot argue with that when it's fact.
Cannot argue with that when it's fact. NewForestStu
  • Score: -3

6:07pm Sun 17 Aug 14

S Pance says...

Boycott Paddy Power for the rest of the season! Then we'll see who's laughing!
Boycott Paddy Power for the rest of the season! Then we'll see who's laughing! S Pance
  • Score: 6

6:23pm Sun 17 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

How about this pp, IN A CITY OF MASS UNEMPLOYMENT,FOODBAN
KS,A HOUSING SHORTAGE,AND NO-GO AREAS, THE KEEPERS OF THE KINGDOM GAVE THIS MAN (BRENDA DRESSED AS JACK ...FROM THE BEANSTORK) ..100 MILLION BEANS TO GO TO MARKET...AND WHAT DID HE BRING BACK?????MMMMMMMMM! OH DEAR BRENDA!!!NOW LOSE THE REST OF YOUR BENEFITS IN ONE OF OUR MANY OUTLETS...HOW MANY MILLIONS CAME TO SOUTHAMPTON PADDY? THANKYOU VERY MUCH!
How about this pp, IN A CITY OF MASS UNEMPLOYMENT,FOODBAN KS,A HOUSING SHORTAGE,AND NO-GO AREAS, THE KEEPERS OF THE KINGDOM GAVE THIS MAN (BRENDA DRESSED AS JACK ...FROM THE BEANSTORK) ..100 MILLION BEANS TO GO TO MARKET...AND WHAT DID HE BRING BACK?????MMMMMMMMM! OH DEAR BRENDA!!!NOW LOSE THE REST OF YOUR BENEFITS IN ONE OF OUR MANY OUTLETS...HOW MANY MILLIONS CAME TO SOUTHAMPTON PADDY? THANKYOU VERY MUCH! lastminmoran
  • Score: -1

9:15pm Sun 17 Aug 14

loosehead says...

A bit of scouse humour can't see anything wrong with it?
Watching BBC & Neville saying we'll go down? last year very lucky Suarez never played snatched a lucky win.
This year with one player missing from our starting line up we lost 2-1 but that's far better than Neville predicted hopefully we get stronger & lalana stays injured
A bit of scouse humour can't see anything wrong with it? Watching BBC & Neville saying we'll go down? last year very lucky Suarez never played snatched a lucky win. This year with one player missing from our starting line up we lost 2-1 but that's far better than Neville predicted hopefully we get stronger & lalana stays injured loosehead
  • Score: 5

10:03pm Sun 17 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Could have put another one up, Saints visit their financiers. Kerching!
Could have put another one up, Saints visit their financiers. Kerching! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 4

8:27am Mon 18 Aug 14

Malcombe says...

I have always had a very good sense of humour but this ad is Humour in a very bad taste suggested by a p brain or more p brains, whoever came up with this ridiculous advert I assume they must have an average or high IQ then I must have an IQ higher than Professor Stephen Hawkins and his is 160 because I would never ridicule to seek attention especially in business, when the Saints fans walked past it yesterday they would of treated it with the contempt it deserves probably with hand gestures and foul language and who could blame them?
I have always had a very good sense of humour but this ad is Humour in a very bad taste suggested by a p brain or more p brains, whoever came up with this ridiculous advert I assume they must have an average or high IQ then I must have an IQ higher than Professor Stephen Hawkins and his is 160 because I would never ridicule to seek attention especially in business, when the Saints fans walked past it yesterday they would of treated it with the contempt it deserves probably with hand gestures and foul language and who could blame them? Malcombe
  • Score: 1

1:27pm Sun 24 Aug 14

HillsidePaul says...

Some years ago (I am told) a billboard was put up at the exit from the Portsmouth ferry saying, in French, "welcome to Portsmouth gateway to Southampton".
Some years ago (I am told) a billboard was put up at the exit from the Portsmouth ferry saying, in French, "welcome to Portsmouth gateway to Southampton". HillsidePaul
  • Score: 0

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