Has Rio Forgot About Fergie And Stam?

3 Feb

Former Manchester United defender turned football pundit Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made a big mistake in allowing their “best defender” to join Crystal Palace.

Sakho has been an outcast at Anfield this season after failing a drug’s test last season before having a much publicised fall-out with Klopp during Liverpool’s pre-season tour of America.

The French international defender finally got a loan move away from Anfield on transfer deadline day by moving to Crystal Palace.

Speaking on BT Sport, Ferdinand thought that Klopp has made a mistake by allowing Sakho to leave by claiming:

“I think he’s Liverpool’s best defender when he’s fit and available.

“Last season he was very good and I think they’ve missed him this season. Like Stevie (ex-Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard) said, he was their leader at the back, athletic.

“He’ll be a great addition to Crystal Palace because he will add a bit of pace and aggressiveness to the back four.”

Has Ferdinand forgot about his old boss Sir Alex Ferguson and one of his decisions?

Back in 2001 the United manager let his imposing centre-half Jaap Stam leave Old Trafford after the release the defender’s controversial autobiography.

Stam made some unflattering comments about some of his United team-mates and claimed that Ferguson made an illegal approach for him at PSV.

Stam was arguably United’s best defender at the time of his departure, but he upset Ferguson and he had to go.

Klopp’s decision to move Sakho on is similar to Ferguson’s with Stam because it doesn’t matter how good a player is, if he breaks the manager’s rules then he must accept the punishment, even if it means they have to move to another club.

Nobody really knows what goes on behind the scenes between players and manager’s relationships, but supporters have to trust and back their manager on these kind of decisions because there can’t be rules for one player and rules for others.

Obviously Ferdinand forgot about how his old boss treated some of his best players when they broke the rules.

 

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One Response to “Has Rio Forgot About Fergie And Stam?”

  1. Billious February 3, 2017 at 10:19 am #

    This story is in no way unusual for ex Manure players. They will try anything to get in a dig about Liverpool forgetting their own misdemeanour’s and in this case his own drug ban.

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