Following a series of bad season, England’s top two teams are back to being competitive this season. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool find themselves in the second spot just five points behind Chelsea in the Premier League table. On the other hand, Manchester United are unbeaten in the last 15 games in all competitions, boasting a nine-game winning streak. However, they are still sixth in the table behind all of their rivals.
United’s position in the league table matters little at the moment. The team is enjoying its best form in years and the upcoming game against Liverpool at Old Trafford may be a season-decider. Jose Mourinho spent a £150 million on transfers last summer and he’s determined to bring United back into the top four in his first season. It seems that Jose Mourinho’s plan is finally coming together at United and Jurgen Klopp has plenty to fear.
In terms of names, United’s team is definitely better on paper and highly likely to grab a win in front of its home crowd. Nevertheless, Klopp cannot afford to drop any points at this stage. Tottenham and Manchester City are just two points behind the Reds and Arsenal is not that far behind. The rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool is bigger than any other in England and if Liverpool are to maintain their top four spot, then they need to put a stop to Jose Mourinho’s momentum.
Earlier this season the reverse game ended in a boring 0-0 tie. Jose Mourinho’s side resorted to an extremely cautious tactic in hopes of stopping high-flying Liverpool. Three months later, a lot has changed. Both teams have been playing well and both have a lot to win and a lot to lose. We have all the reasons to believe this will be an exciting game and much different to the one before. A draw is probably as bad as a loss for any team but a win could be season as a good omen ahead of 2017.