English Premier League resumes this weekend and the big game between two arch rivals in the shape of Liverpool and Manchester United has been drawing a lot of expectations with the former being in a bulldozing form and the latter being in a rebuilding process. Liverpool haven’t had the luxury of having the bragging rights over their north-west counterparts in the domestic league since March 2014, but the tides of time definitely stand inclined to the eighteen-time league champions at the moment.
Moreover, two managers with different philosophies will face off, which is why there is plenty of excitement as well. Jürgen Klopp’s men are three points ahead of José Mourinho’s side and with the run of form the German has had with his side so far this season, it would not be unfair to admit that Liverpool are riding high on confidence and must be backing themselves for bagging all three points against the Red Devils.
Here are three big reasons why Klopp might overshadow Mourinho in this hostile fixture.
Liverpool Are In a Rampant Mood
Jürgen Klopp has waved his charisma at the swing of his magic wand to make the Liverpool faithful start dreaming of kissing the elusive Premier League title. Ruthlessness up front has been the order from the boss and the swaggering German hasn’t been let down.
18 goals so far this season by Liverpool, with most number of passes, dribbles and shots on target in the league so far this season have made Liverpool a nightmarish side to face in the league. Moreover, it is coupled with Manchester United’s woes, which does give the home side an upper hand in the crunchy fixture that kicks off on Monday.
The Perennial Loopholes at Manchester United
José Mourinho’s brigade hasn’t been repugnant but at the same time, they haven’t been anything extraordinary either. The Portuguese is yet to completely implement his tactical nous at Manchester United which suffers from a lot of problems to be addressed at the earliest, which is why this is probably the best chance for Klopp’s side to bag a win that also has bragging rights lined up the ladder.
In brief, it would be Liverpool ferocious attacking tooth lining up against a shaky United defence, and in foresight, it seems like Liverpool can nick a win.
The Anfield Crowd
The vocal Anfield crowd, that leaves no stone unturned to emotionally back their side as the twelfth man, will play a major part when the red half of Manchester make a visit to the Merseyside.
A charged up of home support at Anfield sends shivers down the spine and aids in boosting their side morally and in deterring the opponents psychologically. Under the lights, the fervent support from the Kop will certainly cultivate a magnificent atmosphere in assisting their side to get past the line.