Manchester United and Liverpool will lock horns in what is said to be a crucial game for both archrivals on Sunday in the Premier League.
Man United and Liverpool clash has always been a massive game, regardless of the competition and the stadium, as both teams wouldn’t want to disappoint their fans.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are anxious to get back into the top-four in a bid to feature in the Champions League next season. As such, they MUST win their remaining five league matches and hope West Ham, Chelsea or Leicester City suffer a blip in their remaining games.
The Foxes dropped two points against ten men Southampton on Friday – which is exactly what the likes of West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool need – but will the result affect the Super Sunday clash at Old Trafford?
If Liverpool win at Old Trafford, the reigning champions will have improve their chances of forcing their way back into the top four and in another news, it will be the first time in 8 years Liverpool had won at Old Trafford in all competitions. Klopp’s side’s last win at the Theatre of Dreams was in March 2014 when the Reds won 3-0.
If Manchester United lose to Liverpool on Sunday, they would put their second place finish on the line plus breaking an unwanted record but the defeat would not likely put the Red Devils’ top-four finish in danger.
Can Leicester City draw and Manchester United’s win over Roma affect Liverpool clash?
Manchester United are one foot into the Europa League final for the first time since they last won the competition in 2017 under former manager Jose Mourinho after beating AS Roma 6-2 at Old Trafford on Thursday night in the first leg.
Because Man United have a four-goal advantage over AS Roma plus Leicester City dropping two points against Southampton, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would want to extend United’s lead over the Foxes on Sunday, despite knowing that a win over Liverpool could eventually force the Reds to finish outside the top four this term, and then would rest his players against Roma next week.
“We go out there, we are just thinking about winning ourselves,” Solskjaer told MUTV ahead of the clash with Liverpool. “What that does to Liverpool can’t be of our concern.
“Throughout the season you have games you look forward to and this Liverpool game is one of the biggest of the season.
“It doesn’t matter if we are first or second, third or fourth. No matter, this is a massive, massive game.”