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50-50 Challenge: United vs. Liverpool

50-50 Challenge
 By Dave Usher

Liverpool should be wary of upset risk Bournemouth present

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno, Craig Burley and Stuart Holden are in agreement the pressure is piled on Liverpool ahead of their Capital One Cup match against Bournemouth, with a clash against Arsenal looming.

Liverpool fans were more than happy to be matched up with Championship side Bournemouth when the draw for the Capital One Cup quarterfinals was made a few weeks ago. The mood has changed somewhat since and it seems few people would be surprised if Brendan Rodgers' men came unstuck on the south coast against Eddie Howe's high flyers.

Confidence is in short supply at Anfield right now, but at least they know what to expect having beaten Bournemouth in the FA Cup back in January. The 2-0 scoreline...

Not world-class Adel Taarabt says Mario Balotelli is not world-class

Adel Taarabt and Mario Balotelli played together at AC Milan.

The adage goes that it is best not to throw stones if you live in a glass house, but Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt doesn't seem to care.

Indeed, Taarabt has taken a dig at Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli -- who has yet to score a Premier League goal for his new club -- saying his former AC Milan teammate is not a world-class player.

The Moroccan is the same player who spent the second half of the 2013-14 season on loan from QPR at Milan, having failed to pull up any trees in the...

Do Liverpool regret passing on Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto?

ESPN FC's Stu Holden and Craig Burley delve deeper into Liverpool's worst league start in 50 years, citing Brendan Rodgers appears to be a man short of ideas.

In October 2011, Luciano Vietto was given his first team debut for Racing Club in Argentina. He only entered the field for five minutes towards the end of the game against Lanus, but for a 17-year-old kid that was a huge moment that will stay in his heart forever. Diego Simeone was the coach that day, and even though he left Racing just a few weeks later to take charge at Atletico Madrid, he remains a hero for the youngster.

"Simeone trusted me, and I will be thankful to him for the rest of my...

 By Steven Kelly

Does Rodgers really know what solutions are for Liverpool?

ESPN FC's Stu Holden and Craig Burley delve deeper into Liverpool's worst league start in 50 years, citing Brendan Rodgers appears to be a man short of ideas.

In times of crisis, people are often pressured into saying unusual things. There are others who act so calmly that, far from offering reassurance, they sound as if they haven't fully grasped the severity of their situation.

When manager Brendan Rodgers claimed "we know what the solutions are" after Liverpool's 3-0 defeat at archenemies Manchester United, it wasn't so much reassuring as unnerving. Does he know? Does he really?

If he meant Daniel Sturridge will be returning from injury soon,...

 By Nick Miller

Brendan Rodgers looks like a man without a plan as Liverpool slump

ESPN FC's Stu Holden and Craig Burley delve deeper into Liverpool's worst league start in 50 years, citing Brendan Rodgers appears to be a man short of ideas.

When a manager is under pressure with speculation surrounding his future, the question the club usually has to ponder when considering whether to sack him is what the alternatives are. There's usually no point in making a change unless you think the new boss will be better than the old one. Making a change for the sake of change is usually not the best move. There aren't many occasions when "anyone" is better than the guy currently in charge.

However, Brendan Rodgers appeared to apply that backwards...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

#FCtalkingpoints: Resurgent United, LFC woe, Club WC, Bale for Hazard

ESPN FC analyst Craig Burley breaks down how Liverpool's formation and Manchester United's clinical finishing and goalkeeping led to a 3-nil win for the Red Devils at Old Trafford.

Football always inspires debate, and this weekend was no exception. Here are five burning questions on the ESPN FC radar following the weekend.

Vote and comment below or on Twitter using the hashtag #FCtalkingpoints.

Manchester United made tidy work of Liverpool in the Premier League match of the weekend with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford. The result puts Louis van Gaal's side third in the Premier League table.

Can Manchester United catch Chelsea and City?

Liverpool haven't been short on drama this season, and now they've got more brewing in goal,...