Kenny Dalglish wants Liverpool to send out a statement with a big win over Manchester United…
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has backed the Reds for a comprehensive victory over Manchester United on Sunday, revealing that he expects us to both win and keep a clean sheet!
Our former player and manager was also full of praise for Brendan Rodgers – his successor in the Anfield dugout – who has led a revolutionary turnaround since the turn of the year, inspiring a 13 game unbeaten league run.
Dalglish, who was writing as part of his column in the Daily Mirror, said: “Since Brendan Rodgers changed Liverpool’s formation late last year I have not seen a better team in England.
“Some of the most impressive things about them have been their discipline, organisation and the willingness of everybody to work their socks off when they don’t have the ball – to get back into their position and make it difficult for the opposition.”
Rodgers first introduced his new-look 3-4-3 formation against United back in December, and saw enough signs of promise to stick with it, despite our 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford – our last domestic defeat inside 90 minutes.
“They are all key ingredients if you want to have a successful team, and now they are pretty settled in terms of selection, too,” Dalglish added.
“Liverpool are really organised defensively and if Manchester United don’t get hold of whoever plays off Daniel Sturridge – Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling or Adam Lallana – at Anfield on Sunday, they will have a hard game in front of them.
“That is why I’m predicting a Liverpool win – and I don’t think United will score either.”