Man United boss makes costly decision…

£585,000-per-week. FIVE-HUNDRED-AND-EIGHTY-FIVE-THOUSAND-POUNDS-PER-WEEK. That’s a whole lot of cash, even by Premier League standards, but Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal left four players – Victor Valdes, Angel di Maria, Marcos Rojo and Radamel Falcao – he’s signed since taking charge at Old Trafford out of his XI for the must-win game at Anfield.

The majority of the Premier League can only dream of lavishing such money on a quartet of stars, with many sides having less cash per week to splash on their entire first-team squad. And when the fact Wayne Rooney is in the first-team is taken into consideration, United’s vast reserves are put into perspective!

Will cash win the day? Who knows, but Liverpool also have plenty of heavily invested talent on their bench, too in the shape of Mario Balotelli and captain Steven Gerrard.