With Manchester United and Liverpool due to lock horns for a second consecutive weekend, Bruno Fernandes has remarkably come to the defence of Jurgen Klopp’s team.
The Reds extended their winless run to five matches on Thursday evening following their 1-0 defeat to Burnley. Liverpool have failed to score in their previous four matches, too – the club’s worst run since May 2000.
Surprisingly, one player who has backed Liverpool to bounce back is none other than United’s talisman Fernandes.
“Liverpool will be the same, the mentality is there, the players are there, the quality is there,” he said, as per United’s official club website.
“We play against them, we’ve seen how dangerous they can be. I’m sure it doesn’t matter if they lost against Burnley, they will be fighting in the same way and with the same qualities and with the same intensity they have every game against us.
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“I think Liverpool, at some time in the league, in the cup or in the Champions League they will come back better, but the main point for me is that they keep losing, until the next game at least.”
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Indeed, Fernandes’ comments are interesting, especially given he’s a Manchester United player.
Still, the fact Fernandes has no qualms given his supposed rivals a boost suggests he isn’t afraid to share his opinion. Of course, that is a good thing and is why he has so expressive with his performances.
Quality typically appreciates quality and this is exactly what we are seeing with Fernandes. A player of his ilk and class understands that a team as formidable as Liverpool doesn’t just fall off of a cliff.
Perhaps his comments are ill-timed given his team are due to face Liverpool on Sunday evening, but it shows Fernandes has no issue appreciating excellence when it’s right in front of him.
Time will tell, but we, like Fernandes, are confident that the Reds will deliver a swift response in the coming weeks.