With many around Merseyside starting to believe that this could finally be their year, a high-flying Liverpool will make the trip to their bitter rivals Manchester United on a Sunday afternoon that could produce plenty of fireworks.
Scrapping the most dramatic of 2-1 victories over Leicester prior to the international break, Jurgen Klopp’s men are the only side to boast a 100% start to the 2019/2020 campaign by winning each of their eight matchups so far.
On the flip side, while the mood around Anfield might continue to soar, the Old Trafford faithful find their side in the midst of a continued rut.
Slumping to a 1-0 loss away at Newcastle a fortnight ago, Sunday’s hosts find themselves outside the top half of the Premier League and enduring their worst domestic start in over three decades.
Rightfully traveling to Old Trafford as a favourite with the bookmakers, you might be interested to know that Liverpool can be found at 4/6 with Ladbrokes to extend on their 100% start this weekend.
Manchester United continue to stall
Coming under mounting scrutiny after putting in yet another woeful display in their 1-0 loss away at relegation scrappers Newcastle prior to the international break, the Red Devils have now embarked on their worst top-flight start in over 30 years.
Now freefalling down to 12th and someway off mounting any kind of European charge this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have failed to win any of their last five matchups in normal time.
Failing to register more than a single strike in 90 minutes in any of their last 10 matches across all competitions, the former Premier League champions have also now failed to find the net in back-to-back appearances.
You might be interested to know that Sunday’s hosts can be found at 6/4 with Bet365 to draw another blank this weekend.
Along with continuing to struggle on the pitch, United’s Norwegian icon has also been hit by a double injury headache.
Solskjaer has confirmed that both #1 shot-stopper David de Gea and Paul Pogba have both already been ruled out for selection this weekend.
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Is this Liverpool’s year?
While they may not have been at their best in back-to-back matches against Leicester and Sheffield United, Liverpool have extended on their 100% start and find themselves opening the weekend with an eight-point buffer over Manchester City.
With the mood in Jurgen Klopp’s camp at a continued high after lifting the Champions League title over the summer, the Reds have now played themselves into pole position to clinch their first Premier League title come May.
The former Borussia Dortmund boss finds his men priced at 4/6 with Coral to come out on top this season, ahead of the defending champions who sit at 11/10.
One man who has continued to lead Liverpool’s title charge this season has been the red-hot Sadio Mane.
Finding the net in his last two matchups across all formats, including opening his Champions League campaign earlier in the month, the Senegal ace can be found at 13/10 with Paddy Power to extend that run this weekend.
Klopp will also be boosted by the news that Joël Matip has been declared fit to start alongside Vigil van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.