Tony Cascarino explains what makes ‘brave’ Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool similar to Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, who’d ‘give you nothing’ December 20, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer
Liverpool’s stunning 7-0 win at Crystal Palace was like watching Manchester United in their pomp, talkSPORT has been told.
The Premier League champions blitzed the Eagles as they hit seven goals at Selhurst Park – Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah both getting two goals, while Takumi Minamino, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson also scored.
It capped off an excellent week for Liverpool as they extended their lead at the top of the table, with Dean Ashton telling talkSPORT the result sends a message to the rest of the division.
But talkSPORT host and Liverpool fan Tony Cascarino suggested that the performance by Jurgen Klopp’s side was one for the ages and one that Sir Alex Ferguson would have been proud of if his Man United side produced it.
As he waxed lyrical about Liverpool, he shed fascinating insight on how hard it was playing against Man United in Fergie’s early days in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Cascarino added teams playing against Liverpool this season will experience the same difficulties he did when playing against the rampant Red Devils.
“They’re champions and they’re a very, very exciting team and you could say there’s a love-in for Liverpool,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.
“I think they’ve shown over the last few years under Klopp what a brilliant style they’ve got. They’re prepared to be brave.
“When I played against Manchester United – I’m talking about the late 80s and early 90s – one thing you always knew when you played them was how brave their style was.
“They were coming from everywhere, they were adventurous, they battled, they made it hard for you and that’s what Liverpool do.
“They don’t have any respect for where they’re playing you, they’ll come to your own back yard and they’ll play you off the field, outrun you, outfight you. I can remember Man United being that week in, week out.
“You knew they’d give you nothing. I played twice at Old Trafford and got beaten 4-0 and 5-1 and hardly got a kick in the game and that’s exactly what it’s going to be like for some of those teams playing Liverpool. They don’t give you a chance.”