Thanks for joining us for part 2 of our interview with some of the top bloggers for two of the country’s top teams. This week we met with Oli Bond from Anfield HQ, and Jordan Street from Old Trafford Faithful, to discuss this weekends big game between these two footballing Giants.
If you haven’t already, please go ahead and read The Interview: Part 1
The Interview – Part 2
Football Faithful: So you both made plenty of signings in the summer. How have they done in your opinions?
Anfield HQ: I think it’s a mixed bag being honest….Nathaniel Clyne has settled in well, but apart from that we are struggling….Danny Ings and Joe Gomez looked to be good additions as well before their respective injuries, and the likes of Roberto Firmino and James Milner just have not found consistency. Then you’ve got Benteke who, although has scored goals, seems to hinder our style of play rather than add to it, and then Adam Bogdan has made some humiliating mistakes in recent weeks, hence the recall for Danny Ward. So a mixed bag overall.
Old Trafford Faithful: On the whole, Manchester United have done extremely well in terms of summer signings. The best of the bunch has been Anthony Martial, who announced his name in the Premier League with a fantastic solo goal against Liverpool. Matteo Darmian seems to be a steal at £12million, whereas everyone knows about Bastian Schweinsteiger. I’d have liked to have seen more from Memphis Depay so far, and Morgan Schneiderlin is a tough one to judge as he hasn’t played anywhere near as much as we’d like.
Football Faithful: With this in mind, where do you think your clubs need to bring in this January and next summer?
Anfield HQ: Liverpool have this week brought in Steven Caulker, and a centre-back was crucial due to our injury crisis, so I think he will plug the gaps for 6 months, and it’s only a loan as well so I feel its a sensible move by Klopp. We need more goals as well but January is a difficult month to buy strikers, but having already signed Marko Grujic as well, albeit he has gone back on loan until the summer, I think we may just see one more through the door at Anfield.
Old Trafford Faithful: I still think we need a world class right-winger, but those aren’t easy to come by. Another proven centre-back to go alongside Chris Smalling would be good too, but there aren’t that many of those available at this point in time. It feels as though we’re only one or two players away from a side capable of challenging for the league when everyone is fit.
Football Faithful: So what do you think the result will be on Sunday?
Anfield HQ: It will be a close game, but Liverpool will win 2-1
Old Trafford Faithful: I’m not sure to be honest, both sides are so inconsistent at the moment. I’ll go for 0-0.
Football Faithful: And finally, where do you think your clubs will finish at the end of this season?
Anfield HQ: I think Liverpool will finish 4th or 5th.
Old Trafford Faithful: 4th.
I’d like to thank Oli and Jordan from Anfield HQ and Old Trafford Faithful respectively for joining us here at Football Faithful. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed speaking to the guys. Let’s hope we are in for another classic encounter on Sunday.
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