Behind the scenes: Liverpool’s last trip to Portugal
Check out the best of behind the scenes from Liverpool’s last trip to Portugal in September 2021. Mo Salah scored twice as Liverpool ran out 5-1 winner vs FC Porto.
Liverpool vs Manchester United: Line-ups
Liverpool Will Be Confident
The Easter period has not been kind to Liverpool’s jellied legs, but incredibly, the AXA treatment room is virtually empty, and Klopp’s side remain within touching distance of reigning Premier League champions City after rescuing a 2-2 draw at the Etihad last week.
With City not in action again until Wednesday, Liverpool could dethrone the league leaders for at least 24 hours with victory in front of their own supporters, and stringing together an eight-game winning run in all competitions is certainly a recipe for success ahead of Tuesday’s battle.
The Reds have also scored at least two goals in each of their last five games continentally and domestically and have remarkably won 10 on the bounce at Anfield in the Premier League – no English top-flight side has performed better than them on home turf this season – and their opponents therefore have their work cut out to add to the measly seven home goals that Klopp’s side have conceded in the league this term.
Victory over relegation favourites Norwich represents just a second win from eight in all competitions during an underwhelming spell for Man United, though, and not since December have they kept a clean sheet on the road in the Premier League – losing two in a row on rival turf to Manchester City and Everton.
Not a single Red Devils fan needs reminding of the 5-0 embarrassment that was dished upon them by Liverpool back in October, so revenge will certainly be on the visitors’ minds this week, but they have failed to register a win at Anfield in any competition since 2016 and have only found the back of the net once on their rivals’ turf in their last six meetings.
While Man United got away with relying on the brilliance of Ronaldo to get them over the line against Norwich, the 37-year-old cannot do it all on his own against Liverpool, even if they have shipped a few more goals than Klopp would have liked recently. Having seen Norwich expose Man United’s defensive frailties with relative ease, Liverpool’s rampant attackers will be confident of notching up a few goals themselves, and we can only envisage the Merseyside giants coming out on top, and going top, for now.