AUTHOR: Lewis Williams

STAR FOOTBALL PREVIEW Sun: Liverpool v Manchester United

League leaders Liverpool look to worsen the woes of Ten Hag’s deflated Reds.

Liverpool will be determined to get back to winning ways after a lacklustre effort away at Royale Union that saw them have a mere 0.33 expected goals and a third of the home side’s goal attempts.

Although Jurgen Klopp made various changes that day to the starting lineup due to their prior sealed first placed fate in Group E, it wasn’t the first loss of their Europa League campaign that saw them score 17 goals in 6 games.

Liverpool v Manchester United
Premier League
16:30 Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Ultra HDR

(Maximum 10 matches)
MAR 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 7-0 Manchester United
AUG 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool
JUL 2022 FRIENDLY Manchester United 4-0 Liverpool
APR 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 4-0 Manchester United
OCT 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool
MAY 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 2-4 Liverpool
JAN 2021 FA CUP Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool
JAN 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United
JAN 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
OCT 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool

Leading the chasing pack by a point, Premier League principal Liverpool are positioned fantastically to kick on and if they can build up some momentum in this Christmas period, the conversation of being a reasonable title contender will surely have to begin.

I thought they were dismissed by many at the start of the season. Manchester City’s invincible turquoise aura hypnotised discourse surrounding other clubs for those who dared to break away from the odds-on favourites.

When a horse racing broadcaster told me in August of his wanderlust-fuelled slips of Liverpool to win the league and Nunez to win the Golden Boot at crazy prices, I wasn’t as quick to dismiss him as some others were. Although the latter selection has proved somewhat subdued, his confidence in Liverpool’s attacking options has proved to be manifested in reality with 12 goals in their last 5 games.

Currently sitting at 11/4 for the Premier League, talk of Mohamed Salah’s potential scamper to the Middle East is firmly on hold as shown by his 11 Premier League goals, complemented consistently by Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz.

Manchester United on the other hand certainly aren’t anywhere near 11/4 to win the match, let alone the league. Ten Hag’s men are currently 15/2 for three points amid speculation and rumours surfacing regarding his potential exit in favour of Graham Potter.

The position they find themselves in couldn’t be much worse after crashing out of the Champions League in last place with no Europa League consolation. The 1-0 defeat against Bayern was a flattering scoreline that saw them have just one shot on target and 0.25 expected goals.

I theorised after their embarrassing loss to Bournemouth that with a tricky immediate fixture list that includes Liverpool, West Ham, Aston Villa, and Tottenham, it wouldn’t be a shock to see Erik scapegoated for the club’s current issues.

With supposed star signing Rasmus Hojlund yet to score a Premier League goal after 12 matches and Martial only doing one better, attacking options have been thwarted all season and it doesn’t look as if Manchester United will be able to reverse their previous fate at Anfield of a 7-0 defeat. That’s why I’m taking Liverpool to win to nil with

Lewis Williams

BACK Liverpool to win to nil 2pts at 17/10 (⭐ ? CLICK TO BET NOW)

PROFIT/LOSS (DEC 2023): LOSS -9.02 points



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