Liverpool will be looking to make amends on Monday night for their disappointing record across their last five home Premier League games against Manchester United.
The Reds have won just once in the league at Anfield against their upcoming opponents since 2011, falling to three defeats along the way and sharing the points in one outing.
Jurgen Klopp will not only been looking for a win to improve this record, but he will be keen to show the rest of the league that we are very much title challengers.
Liverpool’s last five home league fixtures against United:
- Sunday, 17th January, 2016- Liverpool 0 – 1 Manchester United
Klopp’s men wasted a handful of first half chances as a Wayne Rooney strike 12 minutes from time secured all three points for Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United.
- Sunday, 22nd March, 2015- Liverpool 1 – 2 Manchester United
Steven Gerrard was sent off just 38 seconds after coming on as a second half substitute as a Juan Mata brace helped take Manchester United five points clear of Liverpool.
- Sunday, 1st September, 2013- Liverpool 1 – 0 Manchester United
Daniel Sturridge’s close range header in the third minute was enough to overcome United this time and give Liverpool their best start to a Premier League season since 1994-95.
It is also worth noting that Simon Mignolet managed to earn his third clean sheet in a row in the league since his summer move to Merseyside.
- Sunday, 23rd September, 2012- Liverpool 1 – 2 Manchester United
On a day where the Hillsborough victims and families were brilliantly remembered, Liverpool fell to a defeat against United after Robin Van Persie’s penalty on the 80 minute mark.
- Sunday, 15th October, 2011- Liverpool 1 – 1 Manchester United
Striker Javier Hernandez levelled for Manchester United nine minutes from time after Steven Gerrard had scored a free kick in the 68th-minute to mark his return from a lengthy injury lay-off in style.
Liverpool’s record at home to United in the league hasn’t been great over the past few years, but if there is one man to turn that around it is Klopp.
If the players can continue to play the kind of exciting attacking football that has seen them blow away teams so far this season, then there is no reason why they cannot take all three points against Jose Mourinho’s side.