Once a clash that could determine either side’s run-in to the pinnacle of the English top-flight, there seems only one clear winner when Liverpool travel to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
Manchester United are 17/4 to upset the odds and beat this Reds side after a joint-high of eighteen consecutive Premier League wins. Liverpool are 13/20 to take all three points here.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were nearly found-out against Leicester last time. It took a ninety-fifth minute penalty from James Milner to snatch the win late.
Penalties are actually commonplace in this fixture too.
United have had more penalties against Liverpool than they have any other English side, whilst for the Reds, they have not faced more against any other opponent. It is 9/1 for the hosts to score a penalty and 2/1 for one simply to be given to either team.
Mo Salah is yet to score or assist against United. The Red Devils are actually the only Premier League side he has faced more than once without registering a single goal involvement. He is available at 10/11 to break that duck and score anytime however.
The front-three- Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino- of the Merseysiders will of course cause the leaky United defence all sorts of problems with their pace and efficiency.
Ashley Young and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who looks likely to return after injury, will start at fullback for United. They are 17/2 to both be booked on what could be a torrid time for them on Sunday.
Though United were woeful upfront in their 1-0 defeat at Newcastle last-time out, Marcus Rashford’s record against the “Top Six” cannot be overlooked. The Englishman has scored exactly a third of all his Premier League goals against the big sides and he is 21/10 to net anytime.
Even if United do somehow find the back of the Liverpool net, anything other than a Liverpool win will still look unlikely.
Not so long ago, these two clubs fought games knowing that a win would not only bag bragging rights but also help their run-in for the title. Now, both those accolades can only be claimed by one of these sides this weekend.