On Saturday lunchtime, one of the biggest rivalries in English football will resume at Anfield, as Liverpool host north west rivals Manchester United.
The home sides form has taken a turn for the worst in recent weeks, as the Reds have now won just once in their last seven outings in all competitions. Last time out Jurgen Klopp’s side drew 1-1 at Newcastle.
The draw was has become a familiar theme for the Merseysiders in recent months, as they have drawn four of their last seven games in all competitions.
One of the main problems for the home side in recent games has been their profligacy in front of goal. The Reds are creating many chances each game, but failing to find the back of the net with many of them.
Despite those relative struggles in front goal, both teams have scored in five of Liverpool’s last six games in all competitions. With United proving prolific in the top-flight this season, that record looks very likely to continue in this clash.
The Red Devils would leapfrog arch-rivals and league leaders Manchester City with a win in this clash. Jose Mourinho’s side has won their last six competitive games. The visitors have been in lethal form in front of goal, scoring twice in nine of their last ten games in all competitions.
The men from Manchester have been terrible at the back either in recent games, as Mourinho’s side have kept clean sheets in seven of their last ten games in all competitions, conceding just four goals in the process.
The last few games between these two teams have finished in draws. However, Liverpool have won just one of the last eight meetings with United. I can see that run of draws between these two teams stretching to four games in this one.