After Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United overcame adversity under various managers: Paul Pogba – ৮ 69 million, Harry Maguire – ৮ 60 million, Fred – £ 52 million, Aaron One-Bisca – £ 50 million, Anthony Marshall – 36 million (probably raised to £ 58 million) and Jadon Sancho – £ 73 million.
Compare Liverpool’s transfer activities under Jurgen Klopp: Mohamed Salah – £ 36.5 million, Sadio Mane – £ 30 million, Thiago Alcantara – £ 20 million, Ibrahima Konate – £ 36 million, Luis Diaz – £ 37 million and Andrew Roberts – Millions
Liverpool are chasing fours. United are looking at the negligence of the Europa Conference League. Liverpool is the stream of a proper football culture. United Rick of Player Power, the club is currently investigating the dressing room leak. Not a single United player has been named in Liverpool’s squad.
They are the two largest football clubs in England and the most popular in the world. United knocked out Liverpool under Sir Alex. Klopp is slowly returning to heaven after coming to Mercedes in October 2015. Liverpool was also in a very bad place, especially owned by Tom Hicks and George Gillette. Then, Fenway Sports Group took control of the club and brought in the German manager, who joined the Champions League as well as healed a 30-year injury by winning the Premier League. The bad guys at United have to go and, in the case of their new manager Eric Ten Hag, he has to follow the club’s template to rebuild.
How did Klopp transform Liverpool? “Does anyone in this room think I can do wonderful things? No, I’m a normal person. I’m from the Black Forest. My mother is probably watching it at home now, not understanding a word of what I’m saying but very proud. One, “Klopp said at the unveiling. He was also very specific about signing players: “We only want to discuss the very best players, the highest level. I’m not a genius. I don’t know more than the rest of the world. I need other people to get the perfect information. “
Out of the public eye, the club sold a dream and everyone in the club fell for it. The Liverpool hierarchy allows him to be the most important person in the club, in terms of football. This was a good indicator for the 19-time English Top-Flight League champions.
Klopp slowly reorganized the team. In his first season, he chose the 4-2-3-1 formation, the players were given at his disposal. The idea was to quickly switch to a ‘heavy metal’ 4-3-3, but the manager had to offload the players and bring in new faces to implement his style. So Christian Benteke, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho were out, with two super signings – Salah and Mane substituted. Liverpool have conceded 92 goals in their first two seasons, according to Premier League figures. Rearguard was screaming for Steele and Liverpool broke the bank for midfielder Virgil Van Dyke and goalkeeper Alison Baker in the mid-half, releasing £ 75 million and £ 65 million for the two players, respectively. These were two transformative signatures. Klopp upgrades full-back, displays Nathaniel Klein and Alberto Moreno, and introduces Trent Alexander-Arnold and Robertson. But proper signing must complement the right team culture. Liverpool have achieved that under the club.
Remember, Pep Guardiola did not have the luxury he enjoyed in Abu Dhabi-backed Manchester City. The club’s net worth in Liverpool is around £ 116 million and Guardiola’s £ 563 million in City.
As former United captain Gary Neville puts it, the “carrier belt” of the talent that Klopp brought to Liverpool is reminiscent of Sir Alex’s time at Old Trafford. “What Sir Alex Ferguson has done for many years is to prepare the next one so that no one will hold the club to ransom. Great clubs don’t just build for three years, their next player has to come and Liverpool is doing it here,” Neville told Sky last month. Told Sports.
There is a lesson for United from this. First, the ten hags need to be given enough authority and time to properly rebuild them. The world’s most popular football club has hit rock bottom and could take at least five years to recover. Hopefully, the new manager will get the bad stuff out of the dressing room and take control of it. This is the starting point. “It’s all about the dressing room; You need to be able to manage the dressing room. You need to make it function. That way, you’ll win the game, “said Ten Hague recently.
The 52-year-old Dutchman is expected to take care of the on-pitch problem. Will he have the right cooperation from the club administration? Will United eventually prioritize football over commercial signatures, shirt sales and noodle partners? As things stand, Ten Hague also runs the risk of being thrown under the bus.