Liverpool Off To Old Trafford

It's ok... I've got it...
Liverpool make the short trip up the M62 on Saturday to face their North West rivals Manchester United. After knocking United out of the FA Cup last month Liverpool will certainly feel like they have a great chance on Saturday despite the match being played on United's home turf.

The majority of the focus of course will end up being on both Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra and quite frankly it shouldn't. Suarez has served his ban, it's done. You can guarantee though that in the build up to the match there'll be slow mos of a camera zooming in to a disgruntled Evra's face or replays of him and Suarez walking round in the box... The media have a responsibility to stand by what they preach, they keep saying that they wish it would be about the football when things like this happen, so they know full well what they have to do Saturday; focus on it.

Moving swiftly on...

Both Liverpool and Manchester United have little to worry about injury wise with nothing new for the teams. Liverpool could be able to recall Enrique after a quick recovery whilst United are missing Phil Jones.

The last match as mentioned went extremely well for Liverpool after they knocked United out courtesy of a late Kuyt winner. Andy Carroll also had one of his best games in a Red shirt against United and it was an all round inspired performance.

The last time Liverpool beat United at Old Trafford was that famous 4-1 win in 2009. Fergie's boys crumbled that day and a repeat would be a dream for Kopites all over.

Stat Sandwich

  • Liverpool have won more matches away from home than they have at Anfield.
  • Manchester United have dropped 8 points at home so far in the league.
  • Liverpool have earned 204 corners this season in the league, more than any other side.

It's set up to be a fiesty affair as always and with Liverpool still looking to get into that 4th spot the points are worth more than ever. A great display against Tottenham wasn't enough to get a win but with Suarez hopefully starting and Enrique possibly back there should be some more balance and flair to the side.

Another thing to exploit if he starts is De Gea, he didn't have a particularly good performance against us in the cup and i think players like Kuyt and Carroll have figured out how to frustrate him, he seems far too concerned with them than where the ball is.

I can't predict the outcome, part of me is thinking we'd do well to get a draw but then the other is seeing a top class performance with goals from Suarez and Bellamy, i just don't know.

Here's hoping we have bragging rights by the end of the 90 minutes. Enjoy the match folks!