Dejan Lovren states prediction for Liverpool v Man Utd

Dejan Lovren is confident Liverpool can beat Manchester United over two legs

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Dejan Lovren is confident Liverpool will beat Manchester United if Jurgen Klopp’s players build upon their recent form.

The Reds have won their last three Premier League games after scoring 11 times in victories over Aston Villa, Manchester City and Crystal Palace.

The Merseyside outfit will be hoping to end Louis van Gaal’s hoodoo over Liverpool after the Dutch coach secured his fourth successive win over the Reds at Anfield in January after a 1-0 win.

Liverpool defender Lovren, who recently returned to Klopp’s side following an illness, talked up the 18-time English champions’s chances of victory ahead of the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash.

“We are in good form so we have a lot of confidence and we just need to keep continuing to play like this and the result will come,” Lovren told Liverpool’s website.

“It’s an important game because it’s a Europa League [match] and we want to go to the final. It’s a special game because it’s a derby and it’s always great to beat Manchester United in whichever competition it will be.

“It will be a tough game. They have qualities [and] they have individual players who can score whenever they want so we just need to be concentrated.”

Liverpool are unbeaten in eight European games this season (W3 D5), and have not lost in six Uefa home matches (W3 D3).

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They have not lost in eight Europa League home fixtures (W5 D3) since a 3-2 defeat by Udinese Calcio in the 2012/13 group stage.

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United’s record in six Europa League matches to date is W2 D0 L4 (W1 D0 L2 at home – W1 D0 L2 away).

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