Struggling Manchester United star ‘would thrive at Liverpool’ shocked fans told
Red Devils icon Gary Neville believes struggling Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof would thrive at Liverpool.
Sweden international Lindelof has endured a mixed spell at Old Trafford since arriving in England from Benfica in 2017, but the defender is closing in on 150 appearances for Manchester United.
He has forged a partnership with Harry Maguire that has seen the pair play the majority of games for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, but has still been subjected to much criticism from fans, most recently following Sunday’s frustrating draw with West Brom.
Neville has defended ‘fantastic’ Lindelof, however, and says he is a victim of his surroundings and would thrive alongside a player like Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool, He told Sky Sports: ‘Victor Lindelof’s problem is Harry Maguire and Harry Maguire’s problem is Victor Lindelof.
‘I think if you put Lindelof alongside Van Dijk at Liverpool… he’s a fantastic player, I think he’s a really good player. ‘He understands the game, he reads the game, if he was alongside a Rio Ferdinand or a Virgil van Dijk, I think they would make a great pair.
‘The problem is he’s alongside someone who isn’t the most mobile in Harry Maguire. That’s the problem he’s got because they’re going to find someone who can play alongside Maguire because they invested £80m in him.
‘I actually think Lindelof is a really good player and if Liverpool were looking for a centre-back pairing, I think he would do a really good job at Liverpool alongside Virgil van Dijk.
‘The problem is I don’t think he does a great job alongside Maguire because they both drop back and they’ve got to get up the pitch more.’
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