Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard have given their verdict on Sundays Northwest Derby between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Jurgen Klopp’s European Cup winners head to Manchester eight points clear at the top of the table after winning all eight of their league games this season.
The German has never won at the home of Liverpool’s rivals in four attempts and it is a stat that he will be eager to put right.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enters the game after the international break with his side in poor form. After a great victory against Chelsea at the beginning of the season his team have stalled and only yielded nine points from eight games.
It’s a poor run of form which has seen his side drop drastically down the league table where they now find themselves in 12th.
Despite that though, former great Paul Scholes thinks the hosts will test the Reds on Sunday.
Yeah I can,” Scholes told Robbie Savage on Radio Five Live when asked if he could see United hurting Liverpool.
“I know it’s difficult to see where United’s goals are coming from. It’ll probably have to be a bit of individual brilliance because the creativity of the team isn’t really there, especially without (Paul) Pogba playing.
Scholes continued to highlight Liverpool’s ineffectiveness against United in a goalless draw at Old Trafford inFebruary, claiming that the loss of two points there cost the Reds the league title.
” Liverpool missed a big chance to win at Old Trafford last year, you could argue they blew the league at Old Trafford last year,” he said.
“United were really struggling at the time with injuries, very much as they are this year. After maybe half an hour they had to make the three subs, and Liverpool were really poor on the day.
“We know they (Liverpool) are a good team, we know what quality they’ve got, but they’ve still got to come to Old Trafford and prove they can win a game there.”
Liverpool legend Gerrard, meanwhile was adamant that the league leaders will
be successful this time round at Old Trafford and see his former side get their first win since 2014, when he scored two penalties in a 3-0 success.
“Yes. Liverpool will win,” said the Rangers manager at his Friday press conference ahead of Sunday’s trip to Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.
“They’ve played eight and won eight. The front three are in fantastic form, they’re not conceding many goals, they’re European champions.
Do you want any other reasons why I think Liverpool are going to beat Man United?
“Did you think I was going to say anything different?!