When Liverpool met Man Utd at Anfield earlier this season the game was the dampest of damp squibs. Man Utd managed to nullify Liverpool's attacking threat, but they showed no ambition at the other end. The match finished scoreless. At that time Liverpool were lacking confidence, and since that tepid display Man Utd have not looked the same team.
They looked like serious title challengers before that match, but not any more. Liverpool's form has improved as the season has progressed and they come into this match in superb shape. It is not often that Liverpool are favourites against Utd at Old Trafford, but that could be the case on Saturday.
Liverpool Looking Forward To Saturday
Some eyebrows were raised when Mo Salah came on in the dead rubber vs Porto, but Klopp explained his decision. After the match he said: “Everyone thinks about injuries but that can happen all the time. I told him if he really runs a lot he does not have to train so I thought he was quite lively.”
Klopp also gave an update on some other Liverpool players. He revealed: “Robertson had an issue but not big. It was not about rotation, only about the next line-up. It was not too intense for Sadio, even though he was lively.
He continued: “It was very important for Adam, getting used to the rhythm, and for Danny a few minutes. Joe Gomez playing after a few weeks was important. Now we can prepare the Manchester game and I am looking forward to it.”
Will Mourinho Make Changes?
The most intriguing thing about this renewal of one of football's hottest rivalries is that Utd face Sevilla on Tuesday. After a scoreless draw in Spain that tie is very much still alive, and Mourinho may rest some key players with that match in mind.
If he does, and Utd lose, the fans will not be happy. The style of football has not set the world alight this season, and Utd have laboured at times. The big fear is that Mourinho might be happy with a point on Saturday and if he is, the dreaded bus may make an appearance at Old Trafford.