We all know that Manchester United are not having the best of seasons, as much as we laugh about their demise we still need to be wary when we visit Old Trafford this weekend. We just can not take them lightly, they are a wounded animal and can come back and bite us really hard.
All the other results need to be put aside, we know that all the Manchester United players will step it up a notch whenever they play against us. Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie can be a serious threats if they are able to get service, we need to sure up our midfield to choke them. I am happy that Lucas Leiva is in contention to make his return, this is the kind of game that Lucas usually shines in. He will hold the midfield and help out our defence which has been shaky lately. Mamadou Sakho is also expected to return however I believe that Brendan will stick with Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel as central defenders. Most bookies are favouring United in winning the game, completebetting.com has links to some top bookies, so betting on Liverpool winning might be double rewarding for us Liverpool fans. David Moyes might try to play for the draw, after all United have nothing to play for at this point and distributing us would be his highest priority.
The good news for us is that United’s defence has also been lacklustre this season and if we unleash Sterling, Sturridge and Suarez on them, we should prevail. I am sure that Brendan will encourage the players to go out on a blitz from kick off with the hope to overwhelm the United defenders and unsettle them for the rest of the game. It worked with Arsenal, I can’t see it not working with the United defence.
Predicted starting Lineup:
Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Agger, Skrtel, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Sturridge, Suarez