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Kamara: Signing Remy would’ve saved Liverpool Balotelli antics

| 24.10.2014

Reds left to rue missing out on Loic Remy

I mentioned before in this column that at this moment in time Mario Balotelli isn’t the right fit for Liverpool.

When they signed him people said give him a chance but knowing Brendan Rodgers’ formation and game plan, you could see that Balotelli wouldn’t fit in given that he’s a static striker.

I’m sure the manager thought he could change that.

But what everyone seems to have forgotten is Liverpool’s attempted signing of Loic Remy. Remy failed his medical at Anfield and things could’ve been very different had he signed.

Ultimately, the people behind the scenes decided they couldn’t take a chance on Loic.

Unfortunately for Liverpool, Chelsea have been the beneficiaries of that situation, as shown by his Champions League goal in midweek.

With regards to Balotelli, the best thing to do now is to leave him alone. Just leave him be. He’s not the only reason Liverpool aren’t performing in line with the high expectations they set last season.

The club, and we as fans and pundits, can now reflect on what might’ve been and how things could’ve been different had Rodgers landed his first choice striker.

Managers should be free to question bad decisions without fear of punishment

This week’s developments with Swansea boss Garry Monk and Crystal Palace gaffer Neil Warnock have re-ignited a debate about managers speaking their minds on perceived injustices.

Managers should always be entitled to free-speech without being given an FA charge.

We’re asking for transparency in the game and the only place that is lacking is with referees.

They don’t have to come out and explain anything or justify their decisions.

But managers, because it’s an emotional game, will say what they feel.

Garry Monk was only speaking from the heart about the Victor Moses situation and should be able to speak out.

It’s the same with Neil Warnock and his comments following Palace’s defeat to Chelsea.

He’s passionate. Sometimes he does moan for the sake of it but he’ll stand up for himself and his team because he believes he’s got a case.

Do we really want managers to say nothing? Do the FA want them to stay silent and accept every decision that goes against them?

Manchester United have got nothing to lose against Chelsea

This is Louis van Gaal’s biggest game since he took over at Old Trafford. But this isn’t a cup tie, Manchester United have world class players and even though they’re underdogs they can still punish Chelsea.

It won’t be a shock if United win. They’ve got nothing to lose. If they suffer a defeat then people will carry on saying that Chelsea are the best team in the Premier League.

If they get a draw it’s not a bad result but if Van Gaal’s boys win it won’t be the shock of the decade, they’re still a fantastic team.

All odds and markets correct as of the date of publishing

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Chris Kamara

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