Rangers fans have been quick to point out the historical inaccuracy of a Liverpool tweet about ex-manager Joe Fagan and his legendary 83/84 treble-winning season.

The Premier League giants took to Twitter to claim that Fagan, who sadly passed away in 2001, is the “first British manager to win three major titles in one season”.

This comes after Joe Fagan guided Liverpool to a treble of the old English First Division Title, the League Cup and the European Cup in one season back in 1984.

But as impressive as this feat is, the claim that Joe Fagan is the first British manager “to win three major titles in one season” is factually inaccurate.

Rangers and Celtic fans unite against Liverpool tweet

Legendary Rangers manager Scot Symon guided the Ibrox club to a domestic treble in 1963/64, the former Gers boss wining the Scottish First Division, the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup.

As far as we can see, this makes the legendary former Rangers manager the first British coach to win a treble including “three major titles”.

As Liverpool have included the English League Cup in their Fagan claim, the Scottish League Cup can used in any Scott Symon one.

But if a European trophy is vital to their commentary, albeit not what Liverpool have actually said in the Tweet, Celtic manager Jock Stein won four trophies in one season in 1966/67, including the European Cup.

It means that definitively the Liverpool tweet claim that Joe Fagan is “first British manager to win three major titles in one season” is factually inaccurate.

It would appear they might mean the first British manager to win a treble in English football, but it does implicitly say this and both Rangers and Celtic fans have been railing against the suggestion.

Meanwhile, Rangers have received a major Malik Tillman boost.

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