Dalglish dodges question over Liverpool, Man United attacks

Date published: Thursday 12th October 2017 10:10

Kenny Dalglish has refused to say whether he prefers Liverpool’s attack to Manchester United’s.

United travel to Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Jose Mourinho’s side are expected to park the bus at Anfield, but they have scored 21 goals in seven league games this campaign – second only to Manchester City (22).

Liverpool have scored just 13 times in the league but boast one of the finest attacks in Europe, with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho all providing a threat.

Mane is injured for Saturday’s game but the Reds still have the players to make a difference going forward, although they are misfiring.

Dalglish cannot decide whether he prefers Klopp’s attack or the forwards Mourinho has at his disposal in Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

“Would I swap Jurgen’s front three for United’s strikers or any other set of forwards in the Premier League? For me, it’s not a question of who’s best or matters of opinion,” he told the Daily Mirror.

“Going forward, Liverpool have been flying this year, while for United the boy Rashford looks a top talent and Romelu Lukaku has settled in remarkably well. Both teams have got something positive going for them up front, but I don’t go along with some comments about the keeper or back four.

“I think Simon Mignolet has been much maligned and harshly criticised for what he’s done at Liverpool.

“You can point to certain incidents and argue maybe be could have done better, but why does nobody go back to the penalty he saved at Arsenal on the first day of last season?

“He made the difference between one point and three — which ultimately got us in the Champions League.

“Nobody is flawless, but whether he is going to be at the club for the long term or short term, I would not be uncomfortable with him as my keeper.

“If you are committed to attack, attack, attack, it’s the guys at the back who will invariably suffer.

“Jurgen was appointed because of what he’d done at Dortmund, and the way he wants to play suited Liverpool’s DNA.”

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