Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (right) talks with defender Virgil van Dijk after victory over Cardiff City. Photo: AFP Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (right) talks with defender Virgil van Dijk after victory over Cardiff City. Photo: AFP
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (right) talks with defender Virgil van Dijk after victory over Cardiff City. Photo: AFP
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

Andy Mitten

Premier League and Champions League challengers Liverpool offer hope to struggling Manchester United

  • Anfield side have developed a successful model under Jurgen Klopp and American owners, in stark contrast to Old Trafford
  • Virgil van Dijk a prime example of getting recruitment process right

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (right) talks with defender Virgil van Dijk after victory over Cardiff City. Photo: AFP Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (right) talks with defender Virgil van Dijk after victory over Cardiff City. Photo: AFP
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (right) talks with defender Virgil van Dijk after victory over Cardiff City. Photo: AFP
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.