Published: Sat, October 14, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Premier League Manager of the Month September shortlist

Premier League Manager of the Month September shortlist

Liverpool take on fierce rivals Manchester United on Saturday in a game which may have a huge impact on their title hopes.

Jones then joined up with the England squad for worldwide duty but was soon sent back to Carrington following a recurrence of his ankle problem, prompting fears he would not be able to take part against Liverpool.

Writing for the Mirror, Collymore explained: "In the Sir Alex Ferguson era, United had a great goalkeeper, great defenders, great midfielders and great attackers - and they mopped up". For all their struggles last season in the goalscoring department, the arrival of £75million Romelu Lukaku has set Jose Mourinho's side alight.

Pep Guardiola is in the running for his second Barclays Manager of the Month after being named on a four-man shortlist for the September award.

"In another championship, this would mean nearly the title, but in England it means nothing".

Jurgen Klopp's teams have been widely questioned for their shaky displays at the back this season, with the Reds having conceded 12 goals - more than any other team above them in the Premier League. They looked stunning against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League before welcoming Manchester City to Stamford Bridge - a game in which they were far inferior.

The 36-year-old has started just once for United this season, in the 4-1 win over Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup.

Liverpool came into the 2017/18 campaign with great optimism that they could win their first ever Premier League title.

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