It is still early in the season but the player Power Rankings are already becoming increasingly familiar. [ MORE: Power Rankings archive ] Players from Manchester City dominate our top five, while plenty of stars from Manchester United are also
When Pep Guardiola, one of soccer’s most coveted managers, signed as coach of English club Manchester City in January 2016, the deal had been a work in progress for four years. Other than the material attraction of the club, a 55,000-seater stadium and state-of-the-art academy, City’s strongest offensive to lure Guardiola was through recruitment. City transformed itself from alien to familiar for Guardiola, and that may well be the approach the Lakers are looking to take as L.A. also tries to pull off one of the most sensational signings in sports.
Jurgen Klopp may dip into the January transfer market in order to ensure that Liverpool remain competitive on multiple fronts. Klopp, though, is happy enough with those currently at his disposal and will continue in his efforts to bring the best out of them until in a position to reassess the situation at Anfield when the next window of opportunity opens in the New Year.