Paul Scholes reckons that while Liverpool has been at the top of their game for the majority part of the ongoing season, one of the games where they could have played much, much better was their away game against their arch rivals Manchester United earlier in the winter.

When Liverpool travelled to United, the Red Devils didn’t have their full strength squad available and then when the game started, it turned even worse for them as three players sustained injuries within half an hour from the start and all the substitute players were already on the pitch even before the half time break.

But despite all those adversities, the hosts still didn’t let Liverpool secure three points from the game and that, in the opinion of Scholes, was a huge failure for Liverpool.

According to Scholes, that failure is hurting Liverpool now because at this stage they find themselves trailing by just one point to Manchester City and given that both the teams have two easy games scheduled to complete their season, this one point gap is likely to remain between them.

This situation however could easily have been so different if Liverpool had taken the advantage of United’s situation that day and had thumped them to add three more points to their tally.

Scholes compared Liverpool’s visit to United to City’s visit there recently and said that City, unlike Liverpool, were so clinical and beat United in a comprehensive fashion. It was very important for them too because if they had faltered, Liverpool would have been in lead right now, but their approach was absolutely brilliant.

Liverpool’s next fixture is scheduled on Saturday as they travel to St. James Park before they return home for the completion of their Premiership campaign on 12th of May.


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