Manchester United makes major transfer oversight as Jürgen Klopp nurtures ‘Liverpool 2.0’

This season’s Champions League got underway earlier this week, with Liverpool having to observe from the sidelines after the Reds could only manage to finish fifth in the Premier League last term. As a result, Jürgen Klopp’s men will compete in the Europa League for the next year, with that competition launching on Thursday night.

Nevertheless, Liverpool will surely be scouting the prestigious tournament from afar, with the heavyweight clash from the first round of fixtures being Bayern Munich against Manchester United. After 90 minutes of action, the Red Devils had conceded a total of four goals, while also allowing their German opponents to generate 19 shots.

Manchester United has now lost four matches in a row in all competitions, conceding a total of 14 goals, which is more than any other Premier League outfit. Liverpool’s arch-rival seems to be struggling just weeks into the new campaign, with two players in particular experiencing an apparent decline.

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Last season, Casemiro and Christian Eriksen proved to be integral at Old Trafford. The pair were signed by the Manchester club just 12 months ago, and they had an immediate impact on Erik ten Hag’s midfield department by installing a degree of experience, culture, quality and composure in the center.

Casemiro joined as a 30-year-old player who had seen it all, as did Eriksen, with the former costing $86m (£70m/€80m) to acquire. By the time he arrived on English shores, he had already played over 550 professional games — including 63 for his country — winning 22 major honors as a pillar of strength for Real Madrid.

It was obvious why Manchester United wanted to sign him, as he was regarded as a proven winner who would make a real difference for Ten Hag. Casemiro did exactly that in his debut season by ensuring that his club returned to the Champions League by qualifying ahead of Liverpool, but so far this term, he has appeared tired and somewhat jaded.

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