After Liverpool’s win over Wolves in midweek, the Merseyside men now have the Champions League places in their sights.
The Resurgent Reds
Three separate cup competitions for Manchester United and three wins. It has been a rather impressive seven days for the Red Devils.
United’s Big Week
It would be unfair to say that nobody wants to finish fourth at the end of this Premier League season. It is more a case of nobody being able to truly get the right level of consistency together to earn it.
Tottenham are arguably the hardest top flight team to read right now, Newcastle’s momentum has slowed down to a snail’s pace and Liverpool’s red machine is not firing on a maximum number of cylinders.
With that being said, the clouds are slowing starting to break on Merseyside and after Jurgen Klopp’s men engineered a 2-0 home win over Wolves on Wednesday, the Anfield outfit are now just six points behind Spurs in the race for fourth.
Two places behind and a half dozen points to claw back. More importantly, they currently have one game in hand over Antonio Conte’s men. Of even more importance though, is the visit of Manchester United on Sunday.
A visit that could offer Liverpool the chance to turbocharge their campaign and edge closer towards a Champions League return or at the same time, it could see a defeat that sees the gap between them and fourth become even wider.
Although Saturday’s events will have a huge bearing on the league table, it is Sunday’s clash between two North West heavyweights that matters the most and right now, Manchester United are looking like a true prizefighter.
While when it comes to prizes, Erik ten Hag’s men have already snared the first major trophy of the season. The EFL Cup final was contested last weekend and this United got the better of their Newcastle counterparts.
The first trophy that ten Hag has collected within the confines of English football and with League Cup success usually acting as the springboard for even better things at the end of the season, do not be surprised if the Red Devils win another cup in just a few months.
Then again, United will still feel that they have a part to play in this season’s title race and a win against their bitter rivals may offer a statement to the two sides that are currently sitting above them in the Premier League table.
With that in mind, our latest bet builder is now up for grabs, and it looks like this:
- Mohamed Salah to score anytime
- Match result - draw
- Over 6 total corners
Liverpool vs Man Utd Predictions
Our three picks for the bet builder
For my latest bet builder offering, I have placed the focus on Mohamed Salah. After finding his shooting boots in midweek, I am backing the Egyptian forward to score in a second successive home match.
A goal that I believe may actually foil Manchester United and after an impressive week in the cup competitions, they will have to settle for a draw. Add at least seven corners to this Anfield stalemate and this one is priced at odds of 11/1.