"Scouse scum!": Paul Konchesky recalls day his MUM launched tirade against Liverpool's supporters

Former Liverpool left-back Paul Konchesky has recalled the day his mother launched a social media attack on Reds supporters.

Then Anfield boss Roy Hodgson raised eyebrows when he signed Konchesky from Fulham in 2010 and the defender’s time at Liverpool didn’t go as he would’ve liked.

He made just 18 appearances before signing for Nottingham Forest on loan in January 2011 after Hodgson was sacked and replaced by Kenny Dalglish, the Liverpool Echo report.

The Londoner’s spell at Liverpool is perhaps most memorable for an exchange involving his mother, Carol, who took to Facebook to criticise supporters who had barracked Konchesky during a 2-0 defeat at Stoke City.

Referring to “Scouse scum”, Mrs Konchesky accused Reds fans of “living in the past” and suggested her son “should never have left Fulham.”

Konchesky’s mum accused Liverpool’s fans of living in the past
(Photo: PA)

The comments caused anger among Liverpudlians, and speaking on Sky Sports’ Fantasy Football Club this week, Konchesky addressed the issue.

He said: “She was obviously naïve thinking that it would stay between her and her friends!

“She probably regrets every single bit of it now, but that’s motherhood for you!

“I didn’t know about it until probably a day or two after it. I went into training and obviously the press people get hold of you and say blah, blah, blah.

The left-back lasted just one season at Liverpool
(Photo: Birmingham Post and Mail)

“She regrets every minute of it, but that’s life. You get on and you learn from your mistakes. I’ve gone on and played many more games since.”

Konchesky was allowed to join Leicester permanently after just one season with Liverpool, and is widely considered to be one of the poorer signings the club has made in the Premier League era.

Despite that, the 35-year-old insists he has no regrets about moving to Anfield.

He said: “It was a massive step up, playing with world class players every day. It brings the best out of you.

Konchesky has no regrets about his move to Liverpool
(Photo: Birmingham Post and Mail)

“I loved every minute of it when I was there, to play with players and learnt a lot.

“You can never turn down the opportunity to play for one of the best clubs in the country. I learnt a lot from it, and enjoyed every minute of it. I’m not disappointed with what happened, I had a good year there.”

Prior to Liverpool, Konchesky had played for Charlton, Tottenham, West Ham and Fulham. Indeed, he was part of the West Ham side beaten by Liverpool in the 2006 FA Cup final.

Konchesky’s goal, a mis-hit cross which beat Pepe Reina, had looked like being the winning goal, only for Steven Gerrard to pop up with one of the most memorable cup final goals of all time in stoppage time.

Konchesky scored against Liverpool for West Ham in the 2006 FA Cup final
(Photo: PA)

“Just before that, he was limping around,” Konchesky said. “He was going away with England and I said ‘Stevie, you’ve got to be careful, don’t get injured!’

“He said ‘No, no, it’s only a bit of cramp,’ then the ball falls to him and he smashes it in! If it lands to anyone else it could go anywhere, but Stevie has the technique to put it in the corner.”

Konchesky, meanwhile, went on to miss as Liverpool won in a penalty shootout.

“I was thinking I’ve let my team down, myself down, my family,” he said. “The best chance I would have to win an FA Cup medal, and it wasn’t to be.”

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