A wise coach once said in an interview that attack wins you games and defence wins you titles. The coach who made this statement was Sir Alex Ferguson, who ironically loves a high press attacking football. 20 years ago, football was all about looking for ways to get the win regardless of approach but these days, teams are trying to play what I refer to as 'sexy football', pleasing the eyes of spectators.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is in an unstoppable form for his club at the moment. The Egyptian winger has been banging in the goals this season and has already surpassed 10 goals in all competitions for club and country this term. Well, the most impressive achievement for Mo Salah this season would not be his goals, but rather breaking Didier Drogba's Premier League record in today's game against Manchester United.
There are different narratives when it comes to footballers becoming coaches. While some footballers are lucky to be successful doing both, some successful footballers turn out to be poor coaches. Some unsuccessful footballers also tend to understand football from the bench than their playing days, even going as far as winning the Champions League.
Modern football requires strict positional discipline and structure to compete properly. Managers like Pep Guardiola, Thomas Tuchel, Jürgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho have mastered this aspect of the modern game. They use their centre-forwards as a conduit for attacking patterns and also allow them the license to charge in to finish off goalscoring chances.
The stakes are high once again for another mouthwatering clash between Ole Gunnar Solksjær and Jürgen Klopp at Old Trafford. This article lays more emphasis on the two tacticians behind these two talented squads. Jürgen Klopp has already shown the world a glimpse of how deadly his Liverpool team can be, and a bigger part of it has been possible due to his guidance, man management and investment over the couple of years.
Potential Liverpool lineup that could defeat Manchester United on Sunday in the EPL on matchday nine
Liverpool will be looking forward to continuing their good run of form when they play Manchester United on Sunday. The game will be played at Old Trafford at 4:30 pm West African time and the referee in charge of the game is Anthony Taylor. Liverpool is currently second in the English Premier League standings with 18 points after eight matches, while Manchester United are sixth on the table with 14 points.
Winning against Liverpool is never easy, as the team will need to be top of their game to get three points. Quality wise, Manchester United have the capacity to compete with Liverpool, but tactical wise, Jürgen Klopp is way above Olè Solskjaer. But there is one tactical way Solskjaer can get the better of Klopp today.
Every Manchester United fan at the moment would be sad after their humiliation in the hands of Liverpool at Old Trafford yesterday. The Red Devils were thrashed by Jürgen Klopp's men who put 5 goals past them at home. To make it worse for United fans, 4 of those goals were scored in the first half so United fans have not even settled in before it was clear to them that the show was already over.
Manchester United suffered an embarrassing defeat in the hands of Liverpool at Old Trafford today. With manager Ole Gunner Solskjær under pressure because of recent unfavourable results, a lot of attention was on this game. Overall, it proved to be just a walkover for Jürgen Klopp's men as they ran riot at Old Trafford.
Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool to their sixth Champions League title and the first Premier League title since 1992. The Reds slowly transitioned from a team competing in the Europa League to one that lifted the Champions League, and that took some doing. Liverpool built its squad without a lot of big-name signings.
Manchester United will face Liverpool in the Premier League at Old Trafford. Both Manchester United and Liverpool have a great squad, and it will be a difficult encounter for both teams. Ole Gunnar Solskjear and Jürgen Klopp are anticipated to choose a solid starting lineup against their opponents.
Watford vs Liverpool Team News: Watford Claudio Ranieri, the Watford manager, will be relieved to have no fitness concerns ahead of this match, having a fully fit squad to pick from. Team News: Liverpool Jürgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, has a number of availability concerns to contend with.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Team News: Manchester United Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the Manchester United gaffer Ole Solskjær to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Raphaël Varane (Groin Injury) is out of contention.
The match between Liverpool Vs Manchester city was the most competitive game for match week seven in the Premier League. The two giant England teams gave the fans the most exciting moments of the weekend with their outstanding performance despite the poor decisions taken by the video assistant referees during the match.
Klopp Reaction At Gareth Southgate Decision About John stones Over Liverpool's Joe For England Squad
Gareth Southgate stated that he can't select players who have not been playing for their different clubs, but the John Stone case has been a special one. Gomez on the other hand has had consistent play-time for his club and was not included in the England squad list.
Some of Liverpool key players like Allison and Fabinho will not feature in this match as they are out for international duty, making the burden to win against Watford on 'in-form' Salah and Mané. The ‘Reds’, will be looking to claim back top spot in the PL table, albeit maybe only temporarily, having relinquished control following consecutive league draws.
1. Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian star was at his best against Watford at Vicarage Road today. Taking total control of the left flank, it was obvious right from the start that Watford defender Danny Rose was going to have a tough time getting close to Salah.
Today, Roberto Firmino entered the history books, as he becomes the only Brazilian to have netted multiple hat-trick in the Premier League after scoring three times against Watford today. But against which team did he first score three goals against? After two weeks break from club football due to the international break, the Liverpool fans got to see their team play again, as they take on newly promoted side, Watford.
Mikel Arteta was earlier declared the winner of September's manager of the month award. This comes as a big achievement for the Spaniard, but one fascinating thing about this is that the timing of his first award coincided with Arsene Wenger's record at the club. Mikel Arteta was able to turn things around after the disappointing opening three fixtures of season.
The English Premier League has announced Arsenal's manager, Mikel Arteta, as the winner of the September's manager of the month award, beating the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp. After a disappointing start to the season where he lost his opening three matches to Brentford, Manchester City and Chelsea, with the availability of his key players, the Spaniard was able to turn things around in September by winning all three matches.