Liverpool will lift themselves for Man United clash, says Gerry Francis
Gerry Francis says Liverpool must stick together during difficult period
Gerry Francis doesn’t expect Liverpool to have any problems raising their game for the trip to Manchester United on Sunday.
The Reds crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday after a 1-1 draw with Basel left Liverpool in third place in Group B.
And former Tottenham Hotspur manager Francis reckons Brendan Rodgers’s need to stick together to have any hope of finishing in the top four.
“It’s not just their form in Europe, it’s been their form all season,” Francis told Sky Sports News HQ. “They have been a shadow of the team they were last season.
“They’ve obviously lost Suarez and with Daniel Sturridge being out that’s a big problem for any team. I certainly feel Suarez was really, really important to them last year.
“Manchester United is obviously a massive game so that will lift the players anyway. It’s really going out there and performing as a collective unit and staying together and seeing if they can pick up some points because they need to get into the top four if they want to get back into the Champions League next year.”