Liverpool's Spanish Connection is Greater Than Barcelona

How many times have you heard the argument that there are too many foreigners playing in England and that it’s ruining the future of the sport in that country? Interestingly, the issue isn’t confined to England. Spain faces a similar problem. Read this quote from Marca, the Spanish daily sports newspaper, to learn how.

“No matter that Barcelona is the only Spanish club left in the Champions League. Considering the predictable formation that Rijkaard will select at Camp Nou against Manchester, Liverpool played more Spanish players on the field than even Barcelona will do in their homeland. Four Spaniards lined up for Rafa Benitez against Chelsea compared with three that will presumably be chosen by Rijkaard” — Ramiro Aldunate, Marca newspaper.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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