Will Rodgers or Van Gaal be in shock come May?

It seems that, for the first time in over a decade, there is a level playing field between Manchester United and Liverpool.

The Merseysiders completely outplayed their rivals last season and seem to have bridged the gap in quality that existed for such a long time.

And as they look to lock horns over the next nine months, Brendan Rodgers has suggested this week that Louis van Gaal may find it tougher than he expects to acclimatise to the highly competitive Premier League.

“This is a league where the top team plays the bottom team and on any given day you can lose. You don’t get that a lot in the other leagues. I think the competition will probably take him by surprise and that’s from foreign managers I have spoken to over the years.

There is little doubt that England has a top five which is stronger than any other league in Europe and any of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal could realistically take the title. Could that be said of Spain, Italy or Germany?

But, having started like an express train in the Manchester United job, we feel that the Liverpool manager that could be the one in shock come the end of the season.

Manchester United really have the bit between their teeth and they have illustrated in America that they still have great quality within the squad.

If Van Gaal can bring the cohesion and attacking flair back to Manchester United then Liverpool could well be trailing in their wake, especially considering their European obligations this season.

Liverpool have bought well and spent a lot of money to replace the outgoing Luis Suarez, but we think that they will end up trailing Manchester United come May as the thirteen-time Premier League Champions look to regain their crown.

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