Henderson to Manchester United, Salah, Mane and Firmino SOLD – How Darren Bent has IMPROVED Liverpool on Football Manager

It’s the year 2022: Coronavirus has come and gone, Liverpool are Premier League and European champions… and Kylian Mbappe is finally playing for the Reds.

Oh, and Jordan Henderson is a Manchester United player!

No, that’s not the latest edition of talkSPORT’s Super Computer – it’s what the Liverpool team looks like under of the management of Darren Bent on FM20.

Former England, Charlton and Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is a Football Manager lover
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With all sport in England in lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic, us football lovers are having to find ways of coping without our beloved game.

And with more and more of us in self-isolation or working from home, it seems like the perfect excuse to dust off an old copy of Football Manager, or dip into your wallet to buy the brand new 2020 edition.

In fact, over the weekend there were a record number of active users playing the game, as we all found different ways to get our football fix with all matches postponed until April – and now the makers have made it available to play for FREE all next week.

It appears former Premier League striker Bent was one of the many who passed his time by playing and with the latest news, will no doubt be fine tuning his virtual management skill for the foreseeable future.

An on Wednesday he told talkSPORT how he has taken over Liverpool… and started by destroying Jurgen Klopp’s legacy and absolutely gutting the German’s team!

Out went captain Henderson and star forwards Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino – straight away. Ruthless.

Yeah, sorry Bobby… even you didn’t make the cut
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But, if you’re screaming at your screen reading those words, don’t worry, because Bent has arguably made Liverpool’s first XI so, so much better.

Check it out below…

And who would have thought it would be Joe Gomez who’d turn into a diva?

Benty told the Sports Breakfast: “I kept Alisson in goal, Trent is brilliant so I kept him, and Virgil van Dijk is the best in the world so of course I kept him.


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“But Joe Gomez kept saying he wants to leave, he ‘wants a bigger challenge’ – we’ve just won the Champions League and Premier League titles, everything!

“He had an attitude problem. So I sold him and brought in Leonardo Bonucci. Him and Van Dijk are solid.

“I sold Andy Robertson so bought in Ben Chilwell.

“Then, in midfield, I just sold everyone. I sold Jordan Henderson to Man United for like £87million!

Liverpool fans want Jurgen Klopp to sign Mbappe – well, Darren Bent has already done it
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“So, instead, I’ve got N’Golo Kante and Leon Goretzka from Bayern Munich – what a player he is – and Paulo Dybala in front of them.

“Salah, Mane and Firmino, I sold all of them too.

“So on one side I’ve got Jadon Sancho, at centre-forward is Timo Werner – 52 goals in his first season! – and on the other side I’ve got Kylian Mbappe!

“Does that team beat Liverpool right now? It’d be close, wouldn’t it?!”

So what do you reckon, is Darren Bent’s FM20 Liverpool team better than Jurgen Klopp’s current side?

Darren Bent’s Football Manager 2020 Liverpool team

It’s the year 2022: Coronavirus has come and gone, Liverpool are Premier League and European champions… and Kylian Mbappe is finally playing for the Reds. Oh, and Jordan Henderson is a Manchester United player! No, that’s not the latest edition of talkSPORT’s Super Computer – it’s what the Liverpool team looks like under of the […]

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