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Liverpool (net spend since 2020: £116.46m) Biggest signing: Darwin Nunez (£67.5m) Biggest sale: Sadio Mane (£28.8m) Liverpool nudge into the top 10, taking Villa’s place after they sold Carney Chukwuemeka to Chelsea for a shade over £16million. Though with free-spending Forest breathing down their necks, and the their own business seemingly done, the Reds are likely to drop out again any day now.
Sadio Mane has scored two goals already and seen a further three ruled out for offside. Still, Klopp is still confident Liverpool’s system will yield Mane-like numbers for Diaz eventually — even though they are two somewhat different profiles of player. It’s the way we play.
Thiago Alcantara joins a lengthy list of Liverpool injuries at the moment, resulting in a weakened squad as the Reds stuttered to a 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace on Monday night. Gallingly, the midfield three of Harvey Elliott, James Milner and Fabinho was bypassed all too easily for Wilfried Zaha’s opening goal in the first half.
NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A Premier League match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace got heated Monday and boiled over to social media, where one player said he received death threats. During the 1-1 draw, Liverpool’s Darwin Núñez was ejected from the match for head-butting Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen.
There have been days in the Anfield reign of Jurgen Klopp when injuries have piled up, or when one of his few irreplaceable players has been lost to the team, but as they prepare for Old Trafford on Sunday never have their number been diminished so rapidly and so early in a season.
Every season has times when the injuries seem to be piling up and events are conspiring against you. It just doesn’t often happen in the first two weeks. Not when you’re meant to be challenging for the title.
Manchester United face the tough task of trying to bounce back from a calamitous start to the season with a visit from bitter rivals Liverpool next week. Here’s all you need to know about the match. Where and when is it on?
|Champions League (League Winners): Manchester City|
|Champions League (League Position): Arsenal, Brentford, Tottenham Hotspur|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Newcastle United|
|Relegation (League Position): Everton, West Ham United, Manchester United|