The stage is all set at Old Trafford to host the two English juggernauts, and with United having somewhat won the battle earlier this season by clinching a crucial point at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s men would be raring to take revenge at the Theatre of Dreams.
The Reds have been on fire, especially in the front end of the pitch, while United’s star-studded line-up is having a major problem coping up with the on-field issue between their two main men, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.
The two world-class players have lost their magical touch, primarily the new-comer from Arsenal, and as per Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham, their inconsistency ‘could be because Sanchez and Pogba are getting in each other’s way’.
Higginbotham stated: “When Sanchez is dropping deep, Pogba’s coming forward and they’re getting in each other’s way. If Pogba’s going forward and Sanchez is dropping, you can almost throw a blanket over them – and that will be music to the ears of opponents.
“When you’ve got Pogba and Sanchez in the same team, the last thing you want is them holding hands.”
The former Southampton defender also claimed that despite the Chilean winger’s rather slow start at Old Trafford, Sanchez ‘will prove to be a good purchase for United’.
“It’s difficult because everyone wants to see him doing what he did for Arsenal but Manchester United play a completely different way,” he added.
“It’s going to take a little bit of time for Sanchez to adjust. I don’t think it’s for his lack of trying – I think his work rate’s been good.
“At times he’s looked a little bit frustrated with himself. You expect so much from him but it’s going to take time for him to get used to the way United play.
“He’s inconsistent at the moment, but he’s a world class player and he will come good. In time he will prove to be a top signing for United.”
Meanwhile, Pogba too, has struggled since the arrival of the 29-year-old. The Frenchman’s recent performances have been below par, and his stats also reveal a major dip in his form. The ex-Juventus starlet has created just one chance and taken only 9 shots for the Red Devils since Sanchez’s arrival.