It’s been a while since a Liverpool trip to Manchester United felt like such a heavy lift for the home team, but that’s precisely the case when Old Trafford is our scene for one of the biggest rivalries in the Premier League.
United sit 15 points behind the unblemished visitors, and will be without
Paul Pogba and David De Gea for the event.
Still, all is not lost; The Red Devils’ poor attack may see the return of Anthony Martial, who had a goal or an assist in all three of his PL matches this season before a hamstring injury cost him six weeks.
And Liverpool will be tasked with breaking down a United defense which has only allowed multiple goals twice this season (Crystal Palace, West Ham).
They’ll be confident of doing that, especially knowing that a win would match two Premier League records:
Most consecutive matches unbeaten in league play (18)
Most wins to start a PL season (9)
Those numbers also mean the Reds have won a remarkable nine-consecutive away matches in the Premier League. Not bad.NBC Sports