Jamie Carragher: Why Man United’s new style could help Liverpool FC

The Liverpool FC legend believes Manchester United's attacking style could suit the Reds at Old Trafford on Sunday

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Jamie Carragher and Virgil van Dijk (Photo: Jamie Carragher / Instagram)

Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United’s attacking style under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer could suit Liverpool FC at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Red Devils have been in excellent form since the former Norwegian striker took over the reins from Jose Mourinho in December.

Liverpool FC’s 3-1 win against Manchester United at Anfield was Mourinho’s final game in charge and the Portuguese coach left Manchester United 11 points adrift of the top four.

The 20-time English champions will welcome Liverpool FC on Sunday having won eight of their nine Premier League games under Solskjaer.

Manchester United bounced back from the disappointment of a 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last week to ease to a 2-0 win at Chelsea FC in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday night.

However, Carragher believes Manchester United’s attacking style could play into Liverpool FC’s hands as Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah look to hit the home side on the break on Sunday.

“It will be a really difficult game for Liverpool,” Carragher told Danish media outlet Viasport.

“Man United are full of confidence. The way Man United are setting up they are really attacking and on the front foot. It may give Liverpool more of a chance in terms of more space at Old Trafford.

“When Liverpool played Man United under Mourinho, there was very little space for Mane and Salah. They found it really difficult at Old Trafford. Maybe this might change.”

Liverpool FC are in second place but level on points with defending Premier League champions Manchester City.

The Reds have the opportunity to move three points clear of the Citizens when they play their game in hand this weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s side have the small matter of the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea FC at Wembley on Sunday.

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