It is definitely the biggest rivalry of English football and one of the fiercely competed in world football. Though, the fixture has lost its sheen in the recent years, it is rest assured the latest fixture will bring back the glow this time around as both teams are on the rise.
The two iconic clubs have it all to make it a mouth watering contest. Two high profile managers, world class players, and of course the passionate fans. While the Old Trafford side is led by a master tactician Jose Mourinho, the Mersey side team have their very own charismatic klopp in helm.
Manchester United is surely the team to beat this year and they are showing the glimpses of the red devils we all know. The team is looking like a well oiled machine with most of the boxes ticking right. Lukaku has hit the ground running right away and the signing of Matic is looking like a steal now, You also have the world class Mkhitariyan, showing why he was much sought after. Even the defence is pretty decent and when you have David De Gea between the sticks, the decent appears to be formidable.
Coming to the hosts, they definitely look irresistible going front but you cannot say the same about their defence as they have been leaking goals with some silly errors. However, Liverpool have the best record while playing against the top six and with Klopp you don’t always go by the form and tactics. He has the knack of getting the best out and more than expected from players. Liverpool will surely miss Mane, their best man until now. But the return of Coutinho is a boost, and the pace of Salah, intelligence of street smart Firmino can challenge the best of the defence.
Manchester is sitting pretty at the top and just behind their bitter rivals City, only by goal difference. Liverpool is still looking to get into the top four. But the stature of these two global clubs makes the standings irrelevant and the players will give everything they have irrespective of the title chances.
So, the stage is set for the battle and hopefully it lives up to the expectations of the millions around the world.