27 Jan 2012

LFC LEGEND: "There's only ONE Man Utd player to fear, and it's NOT Rooney..."

Midfield legend Jan Molby is convinced that Liverpool can beat Manchester United tomorrow in the hotly anticipated FA Cup tie at Anfield. The Dane has also dismissed the threat of self-confessed cheat Wayne Rooney, and highlighted Antonio Valencia as United's only danger man.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Molby argued that United 'are there to be got at', and insisted that Alex Ferguson's team were not as good as Manchester City, who Liverpool dominated a few days ago. He said:

"City have better players than United. In fact, I’d go so far as to say the only player Liverpool FC need really fear in the United side at the moment is Antonio Valencia.

"The likes of Wayne Rooney? Yeah he’s a good player, but at Anfield he often struggles. He is working hard now, but is some way off his best form for me.

"Not so Valencia. He is in great form, putting lots of crosses into the box and looks full of running. Jose Enrique will have his work cut out tomorrow. The Spaniard’s form has dipped of late, but he was back to his best on Wednesday.

"I genuinely think Liverpool can approach the game without any fear whatsoever".

I think Molby is being a little over-confident here:

* It's true to say that Rooney always struggles at Anfield, but Valencia is most definitely not United's only threat. If that was the case, they wouldn't be second in the premier league.

* Liverpool have drawn 8 games at home this season, one of which was the infamous draw against United in October. If this kind of form continues tomorrow, and United are on form, there could be problems.

* United have had three more days rest than Liverpool this week, which could have an impact.

The atmosphere is sure to be electric, and I'm confident Liverpool will win, but it's not going to be a walk in the park.

Jaimie Kanwar


  1. We're a big-game team.

    Regardless of the mediocre performances and half-arsed & disrespectful attitude we show against lesser sides, we will turn up against United.

  2. Yep you'll play like Barca against us, then lose at Wolves a week later

  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEjE1bRVImE

    Big Andy to SCORE!

  4. Luckily we have Spurs a week later and then you Mancs again then innit?

  5. Man U is there for us to beat while we self destruct at Wolves and get our asses kicked by Spurs.

  6. the best thing abotu tomorrows fixture is i am confident that we will come away with a result. and its the first time in a long time where i feel if we play to our strengths we have got the capability of really embarassing utd

  7. We almost always turn up against United. So I have never been fussed about that. We don't turn up against the lesser sides, thats the bigger problem, not United.

  8. Got to say I'm kinda concerned. Yeah, Liverpool dominated City for almost the whole game, but it was still only a draw, all that possession and all those chances and still the players couldn't kill City off so the game was on a knife edge 'til the final whistle.

    I think it'll be tight, one goal in it one way or another.

  9. Lovely piece of intelligent argument there. Well done.

  10. The goalkeeper situation at Man Utd this season has been one of contention, they don't have anyone of Joe Hart's calibre or quality and, as with the City game, if we have 13 shots on target, I'm sure more than a couple of them will find the back of the net. 


  11. City had Savic in defence.

    The other mancs haven't got anyone as bad as him this season, even Evans has done better.

  12. Well, Molby was spot on. Valencia was, arguably, man of the match and gave us a nightmare for most of the game. I was only ever worried when he got on the ball. If he was not a Man Utd player i would go as far as to say that he didn't deserve to be on the losing team.