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A Battle of the Reds
The two hottest football clubs and the biggest rivalry ever concocted for the rounded leather object, in the English Premier League, are set to clash in Anfield on Monday 17th October, 2016. Red-cold United will make the trip to Anfield to face Red-hot Liverpool in the Premier League (EPL) this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s high-octane side with their four consecutive wins will welcome United accompanied with United’s near trepidation. Liverpool will be looking to open up a six-point advantage over their rivals. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will be hoping all of his international stars return to the Aon Training Complex unscathed ahead of Monday’s return to Premier League action at Liverpool.
With the Reds having a good run of form – four wins in the last five – will Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils be able to overcome Jurgen Klopp’s Reds?
Photo chart: Pogba & Mane | goal.com chart
Mane is Liverpool’s star man – he has scored three times in six appearances and has a goal-conversion rate of 43%. The Senegalese attacker joined Liverpool from Southampton for a reported figure of £34 million after two successful seasons at St. Mary’s and the transfer made him the most expensive African player in history.
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who is still looking to prove his worth after joining United for a record-fee of £89 million. The Frenchman is yet to take shots at goal in six games, for now. Pogba took shots in his former team and I’m wondering when he is gonna take a hot shot at goal for United, as he won’t to. I’ll give him three more games to do just that – or else!
Joint Statement About Liverpool v. United
Liverpool Football Club and Manchester United Football Club are calling on their fans to help eradicate any offensive or discriminatory behavior ahead of their Premier League clash at Anfield on Monday 17 October.
The clubs continue to work together and respect the great rivalry between them but will not condone any offensive or discriminatory behavior in Anfield Stadium or Old Trafford.
In a joint statement, the red clubs said:
“Both clubs, their supporters and football fans around the world are looking forward to this historic and passionate match between two of the sport’s biggest and oldest rivals.
There is great rivalry between our fans and we ask all supporters to be respectful and help eradicate all forms of offensive and discriminatory behavior from the game
If any supporters are found to be engaged in any form of offensive or discriminatory behavior by stewards or via CCTV then they will be immediately removed from the stadium, risk arrest, prosecution and be reported in accordance with the club’s ground regulations.
This is an unrivaled fixture in the Premier League calendar and we thank all fans for their continued support in this important area of the game.”
– Joint Statement – Liverpool v. Manchester United
It remains to be seen if Pogba is able to make his efforts count after only scoring once for United in the Premier League. In reminiscence, the icon, legend of Manchester United and ex-boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, used to tell United players during training at the Aon Training Complex and in the changing rooms of stadia (Old Trafford or Anfield) just before every matchup with Liverpool, home and away, that ‘this is not just a game, it’s a challenge’.
Photo: United Boss, Jose Mourinho (right) & United teammates training at the Aon Training Complex for the Monday encounter with the other red team.
So which Red team will prevail?
Up Man U!