I HATE HIM
Liverpool face Man Utd at Old Trafford on Saturday lunch-time in what may look like a daunting task, to earn points away at the Manchester venue.
On paper, it seems a difficult job to get anything from the game, but I believe Liverpool are in the right frame of mind to gain at least a point, if not all three against Ferguson’s creaking side.
Yes, they are second behind Man City and are 15 points ahead of us in the Premier League but recent results between the teams have shown that we are well capable of beating them on our day (see graph).
They held us to a draw last October while we beat them last week 2-1 with goals from Danny Agger & Dirk Kuyt to dump them out of the FA Cup.
Despite being second in the table, Utd are vulnerable as showed by their concession of three goals to Chelsea on Sunday, with their defence struggling to cope with the loss of Vedic at centre-back, putting the likes of Smalling and Evans in their defence, they are always likely to conceed goals.
Also, the fact that Ferguson had to coax Scholes out of retirement to shore up midfield added to 38 year old Giggs playing on shows how close their team is to implosion.
Liverpool, with the attacking ethos, energy and drive have found a winning way past Man Utd already this Season.
Expect more of the same on Saturday, expect a hostile reception for Suarez aswell.
Last five head-to-head fixtures:
DATE HOME TEAM SCORE AWAY TEAM COMPETITION
19 SEPT 2010 MAN UTD 3-2 LIVERPOOL LEAGUE
9 JAN 2011 MAN UTD 1-0 LIVERPOOL FA CUP
6 MAR 2011 LIVERPOOL 3-1 MAN UTD LEAGUE
15 0CT 2011 LIVERPOOL 1-1 MAN UTD LEAGUE
28 JAN 2012 LIVERPOOL 2-1 MAN UTD FA CUP