The biggest game of the Premier League season so far takes place this weekend, as Manchester United make the trip to Anfield as they look to extend their advantage at the top of the league table to six points.
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United Looking To Extend Advantage
Manchester United fans would be in disbelief at present, as they could never have expected to be three points ahead at the top of the Premier League table after 17 games this season. It is still unknown whether United are genuine title contenders, but we will find out more this weekend after this game at Anfield. There are certainly reasons to be optimistic from a United perspective, as the Red Devils are unbeaten in eleven league games and they have already won seven games on the road so far this season.
This will certainly be their toughest assignment on the road this season, but United would have taken confidence from their recent gritty win on the road against Burnley. Paul Pogba put in a match-winning performance in that game at Turf Moor, and his strike with 20 minutes remaining was ultimately the only goal of the game. Defensively United were sound in that game, and there is a real relationship between Eric Bailly and Harry Maguire forming. Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan Bissaka will expect busy afternoons at Anfield, as they come up against Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool Have Questions To Answer
The defending champions are being made to work much harder than they were last season, and it looks incredibly unlikely that they will win the league with such a wide margin again this season. The Reds have struggled in recent games, as they have failed to win against opponents that they would have expected to claim dominant victories against. West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United have both claimed points against Liverpool, while Jurgen Klopp’s side fell to defeat in their last league game, as they were below par in a 1-0 loss against Southampton.
This Liverpool side have made a habit out of producing performances when questions have been asked of them, and that means it will be incredibly difficult to rule out seeing them win convincingly this weekend. Liverpool’s home record is also something that shouldn’t be forgotten about, as the Reds haven’t been beaten in the league at Anfield since April 2017.
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Liverpool’s defensive crisis is still in full swing, and they will come into this pivotal game of the season without Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. That means it could be likely that Jordan Henderson plays alongside Fabinho in the back four. United will be sweating on the fitness of Anthony Martial, who limped off at Burnley.
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This is the biggest game of any Premier League season, but there is certainly more emphasis this term. United’s away record has been stunning this term, and this could be their chance to put down a real marker. The battle between United’s forward players and Liverpool’s makeshift defensive could be crucial. But, there is no denying that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be happy with a point from this fixture.