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16th Dec 2019

Liverpool, Duncan Ferguson and Arsenal’s managerial search

Wayne Farry

Another quiet week of football

On the latest episode of Liquid Football, Kelly Cates is joined by former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid forward Luis Garcia, ex-Chelsea and Manchester City star Shaun Wright-Phillips, and Manchester United legend Wes Brown.

After the Champions League draw, the panel look at the fixtures drawn for the Premier League teams, and the host of other top class ties that have come out of the hat.

Garcia, who played for both Liverpool and Atletico, explains why he believes Jurgen Klopp’s men will likely have too much for their opponents, while Wright-Phillips reveals his hope that City finally get a bit of European luck against Real Madrid.

With the Reds set to play in the Club World Cup, Garcia and Brown reveal what it’s like to play in the tournament and how it feels to return to domestic action afterward.

Elsewhere, they discuss the ongoing issues at Arsenal and ponder whether the man most strongly linked with the job, Mikel Arteta, will have what it takes to succeed at his old club.

There’s talk of another club with a caretaker manager, Everton, and the wonderful job Duncan Ferguson has been doing there. However, it’s his treatment of striker Moise Keane – who was subbed on and then off in their draw against Manchester United – which is discussed.

The panel also chat about the bad boy of Scottish football: Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos, who scored twice and was sent off at the weekend. Just what is it like to play with such a hot headed player and, in attempting to calm players like him down, do teams risk dampening their fighting spirit?