Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has branded Real Madrid as the best team in the world ahead of the Champions League showdown between the two teams at the Santiago Bernabeu.
This is the second meeting between the two teams in the group stages and one that will go a long way into deciding the progress Liverpool have made. The Premier League outfit come to Spain in search of a victory in order to preserve their objective of reaching the next stage of the Champions League. The defeats against FC Basel and Madrid in the previous rounds have put them on the bank of exit.
After several other Manchester United stars, now, Rio Ferdinand has also slammed David Moyes for his 1-year work as manager at Old Trafford.
According to the veteran centre back, Moyes’ mentality was not right. He did not realize how big a club he was in charge of.
In his autobiography which will be out for the public soon, Ferdinand has put a bit of light on that unsuccessful season of United under David Moyes.
A couple of paragraphs of the book were published in one of the English dailies yesterday.
Despite spending more than £ 100 million in new players in the summer, Real Madrid’s poor form continued after the team suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad. This was the second league match of the season and Real Madrid already find themselves trailing rivals Barcelona by three points. Madrid made extensive changes to the Champions League winning team by bringing in the likes of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.
The manager of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, has admitted that he has his eyes on the Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, but, he says that he is not going to take any transfer decisions in a hurry as he has got a lot of time.
Talking to a Spanish newspaper the other day, Ancelotti said, “We are not likely to make any signing in the next couple of weeks. It’s only at the end of the World Cup that we would start some sort of activity. There is no need to rush at this point of time.”
Speculation linking Luis Suarez with a move to Real Madrid have increased after Italian Carlo Ancelotti admitted that he is a fan of the Liverpool striker. Ancelotti led Madrid to the 10th European title, thus becoming one of the few managers to have won the Champions League three times. Even more important is that he led Madrid to the 10th European title, which they have been chasing for such a long period. As a result, Ancelotti said to enjoy a high status within the club. This is set to work in the transfer market as well.