Manchester United V Liverpool Football Betting Tips 12-09-2015 17:30PM
Two sides who don't appear to have a clue what they are doing in the football transfer market come face to face on Saturday evening for a 5.30PM kick off at Old Trafford.
United have let so many top strikers slip through their fingers recently that it's hard to believe this is a transfer policy not run by committee gone wrong. Letting Falcao leave for Chelsea, Di Maria leave for PSG and trusting Rooney to get 20 goals a season is Alice In Wonderland thinking.
The hopeless De Gea transfer saga in which United were always on the end of a hiding to nothing and then shelling out over £30 Million on 19 year old Anthony Martial, Just what is Luis Van Gaal thinking?
The good news is that the United midfield is one of the best they have had in recent memory.
Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin are two of the most technically proficient footballers but it's fair to say that the flair has been squeezed out of the team. This is United in name only.
Buying Lazar Markovic for £20 Million and then loaning him out a season later is transfer policy gone absolutely mad. The roundabout of players coming through the front door and leaving through the back is making you dizzy. In complete contrast to Arsenal's “steady as she goes” policy Liverpool are intent on buying up as much unproven talent as possible and then doing their best to make sure it doesn't flourish.
Sebastien Coates, bought for £7 million and then sold for less than half that having hardly being given a chance to prove he can play better than Lovren. Aquilani purchased for £20 million and let go for nothing. Tiago Llori given to Aston Villa on loan and likely to never come back.
Suso, Borini, Balotelli, Carroll, Lambert, Aspas. The list of players purchased for fees that will never be recouped is horrendous.
And still, after all the comings and goings, the toings and froings, still we get stuffed at home by a West Ham side that had not won at Anfield in 44 visits. The unwelcome statistics keep piling up.
The 6-1 loss to Stoke. The reverse to Crystal Palace and now this latest embarrassment. The ice that Brendan Rodgers is skating over is getting thinner every week. After spending so much money in the transfer market you would think this Liverpool team would be able to defend in a manner of being called Champions League potentials.
But the performance of Lovren and Skrtel against West Ham means that constantly trying to plug the holes in a leaky bucket is a never ending task.
Time For The Liverpool Manager To Step Up
I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager. I think he's a clever guy with some good (and bad) man management skills. The time to prove he can make sense out of all this madness has arrived. With a difficult fixture list coming up the games against the likes of West Ham at home simply have to be won if Liverpool are not to be lurching towards the bottom half of the table come the end of November.
This United side are surely one of the poorest that the Theatre of Agents has put together. It's a shame that Liverpool visit them with their own house in such disarray.
A draw would be a good result for both teams.