Danny Murphy states his prediction for Man United v Liverpool

Danny Murphy looks ahead to Manchester United's clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday

Danny Murphy is expecting Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday afternoon to be the “complete opposite” of the goalless draw at Anfield earlier this season.

Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho’s men played out a disappointing goalless draw back in October after plenty of hype before the game.

Liverpool head into Sunday’s showdown knowing that they need to beat the Red Devils to keep within five points of leaders Chelsea, who were 3-0 winners over Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night.

Manchester United, meanwhile, have won their last six games on the spin in the Premier League to boost their title hopes ahead of the clash at Old Trafford.

And Murphy is expecting to see an open game between the two sides at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, former midfielder Murphy said: “While Liverpool will not be full strength, United are – and they are playing as well as they have been all season.

“Mourinho will not underestimate the threat posed by Jurgen Klopp’s side, because they have showed many times that they can hurt top teams away from home and still have lots of quality to call upon.

“However, I think we will see a more open game because Mourinho will feel United can hurt Liverpool. I cannot see the visitors sitting back either, because under Klopp they are always on the front foot.

“If the two teams do go toe-to-toe and have a real go at each other then, with the quality on show, I would expect some excellent attacking play and plenty of goalmouth action.

“Sunday could be the complete opposite of United’s 0-0 draw at Anfield in October – this time, nobody will be parking the bus.”

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Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season.

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