Rodgers' Selection Acted As Self-Sacrifice

Brendan Rodgers is in the losers, where he's predictably joined by Manchester United, whilst Adebayor and Crystal Palace join usual winning suspects Chelsea and City...

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Barnesy10 (Liverpool) says...

Simple drop Coutinho. His performances have been really average of late, whilst Sterling's pace, energy and trickery have been causing teams problems.

Posted 12:44pm 22nd January 2014

peeyugo (Arsenal) says...

No mention of the Arsenal defence I see; one more clean sheet for Sir Chesney and another testament to the best defensive partnership in Mertscielny

Posted 10:55pm 21st January 2014

GVMUFC says...

@solskjaer99: "As for the money spent, he didn't spend massive amounts at Porto or Inter". No, relatively speaking he did. In his 2 years at Inter he spent £130m - over the same period AC Milan spent £80m and Juve spent £87m. In his 2 years at porto he spent £20m; this doesn't seem much, but their closest rivals (Benfica) spent £2m. And success is never guaranteed; he was fairly successful at Madrid but won the league once out of 3 (after spending £160m and also having the services of the best player on the planet). You can't say we will be out of Europe for a prolonged period. You are basing that on, an admittedly, bad start. But if Moyes can bring a few players in, get rid of some deadwood and have a proper crack at it then who knows? Given we spent very little in the summer, what makes you think Mourinho would have done any better given he has been heavily financially backed wherever he has gone (relatively speaking)? Would Mourinho be able to work within the constraints placed on him by the Glazers?

Posted 10:37am 21st January 2014

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