Redknapp: Liverpool’s worst attack to face Man United’s worst defence
Jamie Redknapp feels sorry for Brendan Rodgers after Liverpool's poor start
Liverpool’s worst-ever attack is set to face Manchester United’s worst-ever defence on Sunday, Jamie Redknapp has claimed.
The Reds make the daunting trip to in-form United after Louis van Gaal’s side secured their fifth successive win at Southampton last Monday.
And former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp feels sorry for under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers as the Reds struggle without Barcelona man Luis Suarez and injured Daniel Sturridge.
“You have to have some sympathy for Brendan Rodgers for that – they haven’t got Sturridge and there wasn’t a lot they could do because Suarez wanted to go,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“It shows you how good Suarez and Sturridge were last year and I vividly remember the game at Old Trafford and those two absolutely ripped United apart. It was embarrassing.
“Liverpool are struggling for form but you can’t put a price on confidence. At the moment Liverpool are probably thinking, ‘we’ve got it all on’ and Rickie Lambert’s confidence will be on the floor after being substituted at half-time against Basel in their biggest game of the season so far. Rodgers has a lot of patching-up to do.
“United have spent a lot of money and if they weren’t in the top four you’d have to ask questions, but with the start they’ve had they should really be closer. They’re not playing to the level they can but five wins on the spin is impressive, no matter how you do it.”
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