Pundit Graeme Souness is convinced that Liverpool will defeat Manchester United today
Speaking on Sky Sports ahead of the encounter, as reported by Football Daily, the former Liverpool midfielder stated that now is the ideal time for Jurgen Klopp’s team to play their arch-rivals.
“Normally, you would simply focus on what you have to accomplish, and I think with Liverpool right now, this game comes at the best time,” Souness remarked.
“What an opportunity to put a marker down to shut all the doubting Thomas’s up and hurt United.
“But I think the priority for Liverpool is to turn up today. Only 12 days ago, Liverpool played Real Madrid here, and everyone said they’d be back in the first 45 minutes. Okay, they went apart in the second half, but Liverpool can do that – they did it 12 days ago, and I fully expect him to show up today.
????️ “I fully expect them [Liverpool] to turn up today, it’s a long time since I’ve been this confident about a Liverpool win against [Manchester] United.”
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“It’s been a long time, Kelly, since I’ve felt as sure about a Liverpool victory over Manchester United as I am today. I just have a feeling they’ll show up today; I think they’ll be right on time.
“You ask these two guys [Neville and Keane] if it’s simple to play here if you’re a United player. This is a difficult place for United to come, and I believe the crowd will also play a role today.”
Souness believes Liverpool will win.
Today’s game is crucial for Liverpool. The Reds are now sixth on the Premier League table, with Manchester United third.
While the Red Devils are too far behind to catch, fourth-place Tottenham and fifth-place Newcastle are not far behind.
The Magpies were defeated 2-0 by Manchester City yesterday, putting Klopp’s men just two points behind them with the same number of games played.
Spurs were also defeated yesterday, falling 1-0 to Wolves. The Lilywhites are still six points clear of Liverpool, despite having played two more games.
With the margin shrinking every week, the Reds have a good chance of finishing in the top four this season.
A win over United would propel them to fifth place in the table, and the momentum would boost the players’ confidence.