Chris Smalling managed to anger Liverpool fans with a provocative tweet in the aftermath of Manchester United’s League Cup final win over Southampton.

United’s 3-2 victory at Wembley put them on 42 major trophies, one ahead of Liverpool, and didn’t Smalling know it.

The defender tweeted “@LFC WATCH THE THRONE” beneath a picture of himself and Zlatan Ibrahimovic holding the trophy in the Wembley dressing room.

Predictably, it didn’t go down too well with everybody.

There were also more than a few mentions of Liverpool’s superior tally in the European Cup.

How the trophies break down

It all depends on what you categorise as a major trophy, but if you exclude competitions with are between only two teams (the Community Shield and European Super Cup for example), then United have a narrow 42-41 lead:

Man Utd: 20 league titles, 12 FA Cups, 5 League Cups, 3 Europan Cups, 1 Cup Winners’s Cup, 1 Club World Cup

Liverpool: 18 league titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups, 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups.

However, if you include international one-off matches then United add 1 Intercontinental Cup and 1 European Super Cup, with Liverpool’s 3 European Super Cups making the tally 44-44.