Scholes Is Right To Urge England To Play Like Liverpool
It may come as a surprise for a Manchester United legend to want England to play like Liverpool in Brazil but that is what Paul Scholes wants from his national team at this summer’s World Cup.
The former United midfielder also wants Hodgson to start as many as five Liverpool players in England’s first World Cup game against Italy on June 14.
Scholes says he admired Liverpool’s swagger as they went close to upsetting the odds and winning the Premier League last season.
He would like Hodgson to adopt Liverpool’s attacking approach in Brazil instead of the negative tactics witnesses at the last World Cup.
Scholes said :
“It would be refreshing for England to adopt Liverpool’s attacking mentality in Brazil, really go for it. That means certainly four, possibly five, Liverpool players in the England starting eleven against Italy on June 14.”
Scholes praised Liverpool’s style of play by saying :
“Last season, I didn’t take notice of Liverpool as contenders until six or seven games to go of the Premier League. Only then did I think they genuinely had a chance of winning the title. Ultimately they fell short, but the thing I admired was the swagger of their play and how they terrorised opponents, which reminded me of United at their best.”
Scholes says it how it is, and he is 100% right with his comments. Regardless of how many Liverpool players are in the squad, England should adopt a more attacking approach, especially with the number of attacking players in the squad.
But I fear Hodgson won’t allow them the freedom to attack with his defensive nature, hopefully he listens to Scholes’ comments and England could have an exciting summer.