Liam Frederick Thomas
A mouth-watering fixture in the Premier League calendar which sees Manchester United travel to Anfield to face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool this Saturday afternoon in the early kick off (12.30). A big game for both clubs regardless of their positions in the league, which is usually a fiery encounter.
With a far less than convincing start to the season from Jurgen Klopp’s men, Liverpool will be hoping to improve from their previous two stalemates against United last season with a morale boosting win over the old enemy.
After claiming a place in the sought after top 4 in the 2016/17 Premier League season providing the Anfield faithful with European nights against the best teams in Europe once again, Liverpool have failed to deliver and progress from that so far this season with a rocky start to the campaign which has resulted in 3 wins/3 draws/1 loss.
Despite this questionable start, Liverpool have a chance to somewhat redeem themselves with what would be a huge result beating a Man United side who so far this season are answering every question put in front on them emphatically.
However with star man and Ballon d’Or nominee Phillipe Coutinho back and seemingly settled, this will be a huge boost for the Liverpool team in gaining a victory over the Red Devils.
Liverpool will be looking to draw inspiration from their 4-0 annihilation of Arsenal at Anfield earlier this season and be hoping to capitalise on more opportunities against a strong Manchester United outfit who have only conceded three goals so far this season.
Furthermore Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool’s frightening attacking triplet of Mane, Salah and Firmino will all feature in Saturday’s early kick off promising a potential blockbuster for the neutrals.
In comparison Jose Mourinho’s side couldn’t have wished for a better start to the season, with 6 wins and 1 draw, four of which have been 4-0 thrashings; United go into their trip to Anfield full of confidence and goals alike.
Summer signing Romelu Lukaku is leading the charge boasting an impressive seven goals so far this campaign. And will be looking to get on the scoresheet again this Saturday afternoon in this battle the two most decorated teams in English football history.
However United will be without their club record signing Paul Pogba, who will be side-lined for the long-term according to manager Jose Mourinho after his exciting start to the season.
United will be looking to gain an always important win against their old enemy which will only boost their chances of capturing Premier League gold again. After capturing the Europa League last season, all be it finishing outside of the top 4 in domestic honours, United will be trying to prove the naysayers wrong this weekend with a continued assault on the Premier League title.