Huge boost for Liverpool as Matip returns to full training

Tanya Simon
October 15, 2019

If Shaw can not prove his fitness, it will leave Solskjaer choosing between Ashley Young, Axel Tuanzebe, Marcos Rojo or 19-year-old Brandon Williams at left-back to go head-to-head with Liverpool danger man Mo Salah. His reasoning for the snub has now seemingly been revealed.

League leaders Liverpool are second with a wage bill of £264m per year, with champions Manchester City in third place with £260 million.

However, things could have been different had Klopp not turned down an approach from United before choosing to take charge of the Reds.

While United have been struggling for any semblance of form, Liverpool have swept all before them this season.

'It's one of the biggest games of the season and they're a top side as well.

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"He said he liked Liverpool because they had a balance between the money needed to reach the top and the history and identity of the club and their fans", Fowler continued.

The Rangers boss left Anfield in the summer of 2015 after making 710 appearances for his boyhood club which saw him win the Champions League, two FA Cups, three League Cups and the UEFA Cup before he departed for LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

His side now leads the Premier League table, eight points ahead of defending champions Manchester City, after winning all of their first eight league games of the 2019/20 campaign.

But while the aforementioned two clubs have had the success to go with their hefty wages, the same can not be said for United in recent years.

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