Liverpool vs Man Utd Premier League 2020-21: Preview and Prediction
Liverpool welcomes their fiercest rivals, Man Utd, to Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday 17th Jan 2021. After many years we would see the two North-West giants of English Football locking horns while being at the summit of the league table.
Liverpool vs Man Utd Preview:
The fixture has always meant a lot to both sets of players and managers but not so more than their respective fans. Sometimes the intensity and aggressive approach from both teams take over the technical side of the game since it's not just a matter of three points, but a matter of pride that is at stake for both Liverpool and Man Utd.
Jurgen Klopp would be aware of the fact that this season is not going to be an easy ride for Liverpool, unlike last season where they were miles ahead from the rest of the chasing pack in terms of points.
Man Utd have been on a purple patch in recent games in the Premier League and with the arrival of Bruno Fernandes, the Red Devils may have found the missing piece in the jigsaw.
The Portuguese has transformed Man United's fortunes within a span of one year since his arrival at the club in January 2020. It is not just his technical ability that is to be admired but also his leadership qualities that sometimes go unnoticed on and off the pitch.
Liverpool vs Man Utd Fact Check:
Liverpool have not won their last 3 Premier League matches, with draws against West Brom and Newcastle followed by a 1-0 defeat against Southampton.
The Reds from Merseyside currently sit in third place behind Leicester City who are in second spot and Man United at the top of the table. However, Liverpool have an exceptional home record in the Premier League, having been unbeaten at Anfield since 2017.
Man United are unbeaten in their last 11 games in the Premier League, their last defeat stretching back to Nov 1, when they lost by a solitary goal at home to Arsenal. The Red Devils have an exceptional away record in the Premier League this season, winning 7 out of their 8 away outings so far. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sets up his team to hit teams on the counter with pace, which is a perfect strategy for an away side.
Liverpool vs Man Utd: Premier League Head to Head
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Liverpool have a better head to head record in their recent meetings against Man Utd, losing just once in the last eight meetings between the two rivals.
Liverpool vs Man Utd Prediction:
It's a battle of the team with the best home record in the Premier League (Liverpool) against the team with an impressive away form in the league this season (Man Utd). We will definitely see Liverpool more on the ball, with Man Utd trying to absorb the pressure and hitting them on the counter.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look to capitalize on the shaky defense of Liverpool. A lot is at stake in this game, and a draw wouldn't be the worst result for either of the two teams at this point.