Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in excellent form in September and October after a run of four successive Premier League victories over Leicester City, Chelsea, Hull City and Swansea City.
Liverpool are in fourth place in the Premier League table and two points behind leaders Manchester City ahead of the visit of their bitter rivals.
The Red Devils have only collected four points from a possible 12 ahead of the international break after United discarded a lead to draw 1-1 with Stoke City in their most-recent Premier League fixture at Old Trafford.
Former Arsenal playmaker Nicholas believes Jose Mourinho will set up his side in such a way to exploit Liverpool’s poor defending from set-pieces.
“Jurgen Klopp will not change anything, going with his four attacking players and willing to take risks, whereas Jose Mourinho will look to sit in, flooding the midfield with two protectors in front of his defence,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
“I don’t to sit on the fence but Mourinho just makes me think that this United side, which are the inferior side right now, can get something out of it by exploiting Liverpool’s biggest vulnerabilities, defending set-pieces.”
Liverpool have already beaten top-four rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City in the Premier League so far this season.
The Reds are one of two Premier League clubs to take a point off unbeaten Tottenham Hotspur in the top flight this term.
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