What a game we have in store here as Manchester United travel to Anfield and old rivals Liverpool. The locals are top of the league and look champions in-waiting, taking control of the division from game one and building on that. The Reds are in a commanding position and there looks to be no catching them in the second half.
A Closer Look
Will Man Utd deliver a blow to those title aspirations? They would love to do just that and take pride from the fact they earned a draw at Old Trafford in the reverse of this fixture, despite being written off by just about everyone before a ball had been kicked. The Red Devils were the first team in the Premier League to take points off Liverpool this season.
Bookmakers expect a strong home win and that will come as no major surprise to followers of the form. Those looking to support Liverpool for another three points earned in front of their own fans will have to make do with the 4/9 offered by Unibet. That’s tight but it is market best price at the time of writing with most firms stuck closer to the 2/5 mark. Man Utd are 6/1 at bet365 with another draw yours at 15/4 (William Hill).
On a Winning Track
Liverpool got the year off to a winning start when beating Sheffield United 2-0 at this venue on Thursday 2 January. They followed that with a hard-fought 1-0 over derby rivals Everton in the FA Cup a few days later despite fielding a weakened team. Man Utd kicked off 2020 with a 2-0 defeat at the Emirates before drawing 0-0 at Wolves in the FA Cup. United lost 3-1 at home to City in the EFL Cup semi-final recently.