VINCENT KOMPANY will join Jose Mourinho in Sky Sports’ team for Manchester City’s clash at Liverpool tomorrow – 24 hours after revealing how much he enjoyed ruining the Reds’ title dream on the final day last season.
Belgum centre-back Kompany became Anderlecht player-boss in the summer after 11 glorious years at the Etihad, winning the Premier League four times and the FA Cup twice.
Now the 33-year-old will help fellow pundits Manchester United boss Mourinho, Roy Keane, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness assess a game that would put City nine points behind leaders Liverpool if they lose.
And Kompany‘s presence is sure to add spice at Anfield as the Sun exclusively revealed on Saturday how City’s dramatic title joy in may was extra special as it shattered Liverpool’s big moment.
‘SPOILT THEIR DAY’
Jurgen Klopp’s men were briefly on course for their first top-flight crown since 1990 when they led at Wolves while City trailed at Brighton.
But Pep Guardiola’s men recovered to win 4-1 and retain the title by a point.
Kompany said: “I had a good friend who was at Liverpool for their game against Wolves that day.
“After we had won and we’d celebrated, I rang him to ask how their crowd had reacted when Brighton took the lead against us.
“He told me it was like a party inside the ground and that some of their supporters were crying in the stands saying, ‘We’re going to do it’.
“When I heard that, I realised it was worth us having a scare just to spoil their day that little bit.”
Kompany’s new book, Treble Triumph with Ian Cheeseman, also reveals the intensity of the rivalry between the whole of Manchester and Liverpool.
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He said: “It’s that Manc and Scouser thing, which is sometimes a bit tongue-in-cheek, but to me it just adds to the beauty of football.
“Those rivalries exist because the cities are so close.
“In Manchester it’s, ‘Make sure the Scousers don’t win it’, and over there I’m sure it’s the other way around.”
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