Such is the love between Liverpool and United fans, it seems only right to ask this question. How many United players would get in to the Liverpool team? Klopp has seemingly transformed the Merseyside club. It’s early days, but their start has been extremely impressive. United, on the other hand, have been a little hit and miss. Their fixtures have also been kinder than Liverpool’s. The jury is still out on who will finish higher this year, but for now, we’re asking, how many United players would get in to the Liverpool team?
Goalkeeper: DE GEA IS A CERTAINTY
Klopp would have De Gea in a heartbeat. The Spanish stopper effectively kept Moyes and Van Gaal in a job. Thank god for ‘dodgy’ fax machines. Sorry, Real. De Gea has matured in to a world class keeper. ‘Practice makes perfect’ so with a defence that sometimes includes Rojo and Jones, there has been a lot of practice.
DEFENCE: BAILLY GETS IN
Bailly has improved a weak United defence. Liverpool’s rearguard has a tendency to self implode. While Lovran has cut down on the suicidal defensive errors this year, they always look vulnerable. Bailly would help them and can play the ball out from the back. Anyone else? Clyne probably edges Valencia. A fully fit Luke Shaw would get the nod over Milner.
MIDFIELD: A TOUGH SELL
If we’re taking Liverpool’s formation, there are 5 midfielders. Two (Mane and Coutinho) play nearly as wing forwards. However, for the purposes of this exercise, we’ll call them midfielders. This is Liverpool’s strong suit, and perhaps United’s greatest weakness. Rashford could maybe push out Mane or Coutinho, but then again his best position seems to be upfront. Therefore, we’re left with making a case for Pogba. Where would he fit in, though? Dropping Henderson would be the logical option.
ATTACK: ROONEY? No seriously…
Rooney does not make the squad, let alone the team. The main question here is do you take Zlatan over Firminho or Sturridge? Rashford could also play no 9. It’s once again a difficult sell. While Zlatan is close to being god himself, he probably lacks the pace to play in Liverpool’s team. He would also tell Klopp on day 1′”Zlatan doesn’t do gegenpressing”.
What do United and Liverpool fans think? How many United players could improve the first 11 of their arch-rivals?
Make your choice below.