Five reasons Manchester United will defeat Liverpool

Parallels for United ahead of Anfield visit
Five reasons Manchester United will defeat Liverpool

12 Octubre, 2017

It ended goalless, notable for the statistic that Manchester United had just 35 per cent of the ball.

Koeman's side travel to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday hoping to avoid only a second loss in 20 against newly-promoted teams in the Premier League. "He told me then he was injured so that's bad news for everyone", Salah added. Liverpool failed to create a clear chance.

"It's a big game for us too because we have to keep fighting and improve our results. We have to fight and try to win the game". Two shots on target with 65 per cent of possession.

Liverpool have a potentially more significant absentee, however, with forward Sadio Mane facing a six-week layoff after injuring his hamstring representing Senegal. Again, it came straight after an international break, allowing the build-up to reach fever pitch.

With Liverpool have won just once in their last seven games in all competitions, this sets up a fierce contest for the Reds.

One year on and the difference - if there is one - is that United go into the game on a high.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has leapfrogged Everton's Ronald Koeman as favourite to be the next managerial casualty after his side's woeful start.

It is a risk that Mourinho is unlikely to take. As long as Philippe Coutinho is closed down, limiting space in behind can neutralise much of the threat offered by Mo Salah and the rest.

And speaking to Sky Sports, former Manchester United defender Neville outlined why he thinks the first part of the game will be crucial on Saturday.

"He can answer those doubters who are saying 'well they've not played anyone yet' and he knows that". "They were very cautious".

"But that's football and anything can happen".

They are also without a Premier League victory over bitter adversaries United in their last six meetings but Mourinho says recent history will have no bearing on Saturday.

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