Liverpool And Manchester United Balls: It’s Like 2013 All Over Again
LIVERPOOL Balls: The very big-spending, foreign-owned Reds are at the Top of Premier League. Having beaten very very very big spending foreign-owned Manchester City 3-2, Liverpool are two points above very, very big spending, foreign-owned Chelsea. All three clubs have
To the Daily Mail’s Martin Samuel this is a triumph of the English spirit.
These days, to rise from seventh last season to become champions is the equivalent of Nottingham Forest winning promotion, and then the championship a year later. To do so with a predominantly British starting XI is equally a feat from a bygone age. We had accepted that champions were foreign entities now. A title-winning team with an English spine? We thought its time had passed.
‘We’ being Martin and his readers who fails to recall that in the black-and-white days of 2013, Manchester United won the Premier League with five Englishmen is their first XI (based on number of minutes played). At the time of writing, how many English players dod you think feature in the Liverpool top XI? Yep. Five.
Oh, for those halcyon days of 2013….