Murphy backtracks on LFC midfield comments, offers 'apology'
After being called out big time, by Liverpool fans, and pundits alike after making comments about Liverpool's midfield not being fit to lace Kevin De Bruyne's boots.
But in the last few hours, Murphy has come out and - sort of - offered his version of an apology. As it's clearly dawned on him how offensive his comments will have seemed to the likes of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum; three world class midfielders.
Speaking via his Instagram page, he said: "Yesterday on talkSPORT discussing the concept of the guard of honour I used a poor choice of wording which I apologise for in relation to Liverpool midfield.
"Just to clarify I have nothing but admiration and respect for all the LFC players and their incredible achievements over the last two years.
"I would hate for a misplaced throwaway phrase which wasn’t thought through to imply anything otherwise.
"I of course don’t always get it right when doing live TV and radio but will always hold my hands up and apologise when I don’t."
Regardless of what the former player thinks, Man City's players will give Liverpool a guard of honour on Thursday night, whether he agrees with it or not.