Brendan Rodgers brought his Liverpool team to Old Trafford on Sunday to prove his team could compete with teams above them in the league. For the first forty-five minutes there wasn’t much of a competition. Manchester United dominated possession and Liverpool allowed them to do as much. Rodgers’ tactics of sitting back, soaking up the pressure played to United’s strengths. Giving them time on the ball allows a good team to be quite dangerous. Liverpool were lucky to only be a goal behind at half time. Continue reading →
Anderson looks renewed for Manchester United this season, and he's the player Liverpool needs to slow down on Sunday if it wants to be successful on Saturday morning at Anfield.
By Kevin Koczwara
Manchester United looks rejuvenated and fresh again. Last season’s Champions League drumming by Barcelona in the final looks like a million years ago. United has fresh blood in the midfield. It looks posed to attack. It looks fast.
Last season, United was getting old and in the Champions League final, its midfield got run over by Barcelona’s, which, to be fair, happens to just about every team in the world. But things didn’t look good for United when Paul Scholes retired, Darren Fletcher stayed injured and Michael Carrick looked like a lost child in search of a lollipop in a haystack (gross!) at the end of last season.