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Scholes identifies similarity between Liverpool and Man Utd under Ferguson

Paul Scholes has revealed one similarity at Liverpool that reminds him of his time at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Reds were in fine form on Sunday night as they thrashed Wolves 4-0 at Anfield.

In front of their fans for the first time this season, they laid down a marker to remind everyone that it is their Premier League title.

With talk growing over Tottenham and Chelsea, who both managed wins at the weekend, mounting a potential title challenge, it was Liverpool who may have put on the most impressive display.

Despite several players missing, including Alisson and Virgil van Dijk, the Reds looked formidable up front.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all started while former Wolves star Diogo Jota came on in the second-half.

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And Scholes revealed how Ferguson used to employ a similar tactic at United by having four strikers at all times.

He told Amazon Sport: “I go back to my playing days at Man Utd – we always had four centre forwards.

“If two of them weren’t doing it for an hour there was always two on the bench to come on and make the difference. That’s what they built here.

“OK they’re playing in a different way, I know that, with the three.

“But, having Jota in the wings it has to sharpen you up. Whether Jota’s playing and Firmino’s on the bench or whoever’s on the bench it does liven you up.

“You’re having a little look across all the time just keeping you on your toes. Is he going to bring me off?

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“You have to perform to make sure he doesn’t.”

Meanwhile, Caoimhin Kelleher was standing in for Alisson tonight to make his first appearance in the Premier League and he could not be happier to keep a clean sheet in front of his fans.

He said: “To get the clean sheet, for me and the back four, is the most important thing for us. We’ve done our job then.

“It was obviously amazing [to play in front of fans].

“It’s been so long without them that it felt kind of strange to see them, but it was such an amazing feeling to have them back in the stadium.

“The support they give, honestly, is different class. You saw it today how we perform when they’re there, so to have them back today was a real plus.”




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