Famous Celtic supporter takes Liverpool jab as he claims Hoops have association with Anfield arch rivals

Everton and Celtic in action during the Sydney Super CupEverton and Celtic in action during the Sydney Super Cup
Everton and Celtic in action during the Sydney Super Cup
The famous Celtic fan reckons Liverpool are not the club who share a Hoops association.

They may share an iconic anthem - but Celtic and Liverpool aren't the clubs who go way back according to one famous fan.

Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham is a diehard Everton supporter, but also has time for the Premiership champions. Kenny Dalglish's move from Celtic to Anfield sparked a connection back in 1977, and the pair both sing You'll Never Walk Alone in the stands.

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According to Burnham, his connection with Celtic has stood the test of time, and there is more than meets the eye when it comes to how they associate with the Merseyside duo. He told FourFourTwo: "I am a lone campaigner for Everton and Celtic being the true and original partnership. My upbringing was, ‘These are the clubs you’re going to support’.

"When I see this cult and love-in surrounding the other lot and You’ll Never Walk Alone, I struggle with it. There’s a photograph of Pat Van Den Hauwe wearing a Celtic ski hat – that was my hat.

"I handed it to him as he went to collect the cup. I used to have a split Everton and Celtic ski hat and a full Celtic hat as well.

"For me, it was always Everton and Celtic, and the links went back to players like Bobby Collins. John Collins also played for both clubs. There were at least as many Rangers and Liverpool supporters’ hats as Celtic and Liverpool. I remember going to watch Everton play a friendly at Celtic Park once – it was a great day."

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