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This is what Liam Gallagher said to Gareth Southgate after he missed Euro '96 penalty

What was Gallagher even doing there?

This is what Liam Gallagher said to Gareth Southgate after he missed Euro '96 penalty
21 January 2018

Liam Gallagher: the gift that keeps on giving.

Not content with being the greatest frontman of his generation and a source of constant amusement on Twitter, yet another amazing, yet unlikely, story has emerged, courtesy of Andy Townsend.

Speaking on BBC 5 Live back in March 2017, the football pundit revealed that the first person to console Gareth Southgate – now England manager – after his infamous penalty miss in a shoot-out against Germany at Wembley in 1996, was none other than Liam Gallagher.

He explained: “With Gareth, I do remember, I was commentating funnily enough, when he missed his pen, Euro ‘96. Now he was a teammate of mine at Villa so of course after that game, having missed a pen like that, I was so gutted for him, that I thought I’d go down and find him.

“And of course, you can imagine, the players lounge after that game – it wasn’t a place where I had any invite anyway, I just wanted to go and say to him, ‘listen, y’know’ and I literally hadn’t said a word – his wife Alison was there and I don’t think anyone really knew what to say and of course when he finally came in, I was only gonna say ‘Look, better than you have missed em in that sort of situation, so don’t worry about it – it’s done’.

“And as I went to say it, Liam Gallagher appears from nowhere. He appears from nowhere! And he says, ‘Hey Gareth, don’t *beep* worry about it because at least you had the *beep* to go up and take it. Them other *beep* they didn’t want to *beep* know’. [The beeps are Townsend’s own] And he literally said that and I kinda said, ‘Actually, in as many words mate, that’s what I was gonna tell ya. What he said is spot on.’

“Y’know, good old Liam!”

Absolutely incredible.

Of course, perhaps Noel could have said it better:

But then Liam would dispute that too we guess.