Danny Murphy states his prediction for Man United v Liverpool FC

The Liverpool FC legend doesn't expect Jurgen Klopp's side to lose to Manchester United on Sunday

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Photo: The Sport Review)

Danny Murphy is backing Liverpool FC to get a positive result against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Merseyside outfit will make the short trip to Manchester United in pursuit of successive Premier League victories.

Liverpool FC have the chance to move three points clear of leaders Manchester City if Jurgen Klopp’s side can beat Manchester United.

The Reds were 3-1 winners against the 20-time English champions at Anfield in December in Jose Mourinho’s final game in charge of the club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has managed to remain unbeaten in the Premier League since the former Norway striker took over the reins in December.

Only Burnley have stopped Manchester United from picking up three points in the Premier League after a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in January.

Former Liverpool FC midfielder Murphy can’t envisage Liverpool FC losing to Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

“I can’t see Liverpool losing at Old Trafford this weekend,” Murphy told Sporting Bet.

“It’s a very different proposition under Solskjaer as it was Mourinho a few months ago, but they will now attack and I think that plays into Liverpool’s hands.

“Liverpool’s front three will expose Manchester United’s defence if they’re given the opportunity and I think they will because United will be gunning to ruin Liverpool’s title challenge.”

Murphy added: “It’s an interesting game for Manchester United who will be especially motivated to beat Liverpool.

“It’s a rivalry that demands attention, but this is Manchester United’s opportunity to put a dent in Liverpool’s Premier League title aspirations so I’m expecting a very special game.

“We all know Manchester United would rather their neighbours Manchester City win the title over Liverpool. I’m expecting a similar response that led Manchester United to win at the Etihad last season.”

Manchester United have an impressive home record against Liverpool FC after winning seven of their past nine games at Old Trafford against their bitter rivals.

The Red Devils have only managed to keep one clean sheet in 12 home fixtures this season, which is a record in the Premier League this term.

Only Manchester City have beaten Liverpool FC in the Premier League this season after a 2-1 win at The Etihad.

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