Two of the most successful English clubs go head to head against each other at Anfield on Saturday 14th Oct 2017. This rivalry has absolutely no equal in English football and also can be considered right up there with rivalries such as El Clasico. These encounters have a history that goes back to over 100 years and we have always been blessed with extremely brilliant moment with no shortage of goals, late drama, action and even fights.
A total of 226 meetings between these sides have resulted in Scousers winning 75 of the fixtures while losing 87 and 64 encounters produced no result. Their last meeting was also a 1-1 drawback in January. This season is a contrasting story for both the clubs.
Manchester United have been in red hot form this season sitting second on the table only behind on goal difference. So far scoring 21 goals in the way while just conceding 2, so much to say for a Mourinho side who look extremely serious about the title this year. Moreover, this is the best start to United campaign in the post Fergie era. Besides Southampton 1-0 marginal victory and draw away against Stoke, the Reds have thrashed every side scoring more than 3 goal on almost every occasion. United do have injury problems as they still miss out on Pogba along with a recent injury to Fellani that have caused them a huge blow for this upcoming fixture but that’s not a problem for Jose this time as he has ample squad depth. The man to look out for is Big Rom who has developed himself so rapidly under Jose as he is the top scorer of the league.
Liverpool on the other hand since their scintillating 4-0 win against Arsenal have only gone down managing to win only one game out of 4 drawing against the likes of Burnley and Newcastle while losing heftily to Manchester City. Despite this downhill journey, Mohammed Salah has been the brightest spark until now for Liverpool who has looked extremely sharp and impressive in almost every game bagging 4 goals and an assist so far in the premier league. Liverpool can feel optimistic after the comeback of Coutinho and Klopp’s impressive record against top 4 teams. Klopp has lost just 2 out of 20 games against top 6 team since his arrival at Anfield.
This fixture is the real test for both managers as Jose is going to face top 6 side for the first time this season, all the brilliant start to the season depends on this game as this is the one that really shows how much his side has really improved, while on the other hand Klopp can use it as a turning point of the season to come out of the purple patch and never look back. Liverpool currently sit 7th at the table and a positive result in this fixture can see them move a lot high above the table.