English Premier League | Manchester United vs Liverpool: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Klopp on Mo Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons

Jurgen Klopp revealed his opinion about comparison of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mo Salah.

Manchester United vs Liverpool: Line-ups

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Reds to Spoil the Party at Old Trafford


The pressure continues to pile on the shoulders of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is said to retain the faith of the Red Devils board for the time being, but such struggles after welcoming Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane to the club have left more questions needing to be answered.


With only one point from the last nine on offer in the Premier League, sixth-placed United are five points adrift of leaders Chelsea and could very well drop further down the rankings depending on what transpires before the Reds pay a visit to the Theatre of Dreams.


Not since October 2019 have Man United gone four games without a win in the top flight, but the Red Devils only have two victories to boast from their last seven top-flight encounters at Old Trafford, where Liverpool will aim to condemn them to a 10th home clash without a clean sheet in the Premier League.


Still unbeaten in all competitions since the season commenced, second-placed Liverpool are one point behind leaders Chelsea at the time of writing and are the only team in the top flight without a single defeat to show from their opening eight matches.


Furthermore, Liverpool’s 18-game unbeaten league run is currently the longest in the top four English divisions, and their thrilling 4-2 success at Old Trafford last term represented their sixth Premier League game without defeat against United, who have certainly not fortified the Theatre of Dreams from against attacks from the rampant Liverpool machine.

DPP Verdict

While some recent encounters between Man United and Liverpool have been guilty of not living up to the billing, the impending Salah vs. Ronaldo battle should ensure that is not the case on Sunday. The Reds’ goalscoring exploits away from home are simply astonishing, and while the roar of the Old Trafford faithful ought to spur on the hosts to net a couple of their own against a Liverpool backline that is far from impenetrable, we can only see the Merseyside contingent celebrating at the full-time whistle.