Liverpool vs Manchester United: Chance to go six points clear – Preview

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Manchester United will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table when they face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds go into the game sitting three points above Liverpool at the top knowing that a victory would take them six points clear of their bitter rivals in second place.

Viktor Lindelof remains a doubt to face Liverpool with the defender still struggling with back pain, however, Paul Pogba is widely expected to start having played against Burnley during the Reds 1-0 victory at Turf Moor midweek.

Liverpool don’t look the same side this season. The Liverpool team that swept away teams for fun and stormed their way to the Premier League title isn’t here this season and this is a game United could win.

Going forward they remain strong but without Virgil Van Dijk at the back they are vulnerable and Solskjaer will undoubtedly look to take advantage of that on Sunday. The Reds have an abundance of attacking talent going forward and with Rashford, Fernandes and co all in fine form they should cause trouble for the Liverpool back-four.

Anfield has always proved to be a tough place for Manchester United in the past and although Sunday’s game will be no different, I do think this is a game United could win. Our away form has been superb so far this season and if the Reds can turn up and play to their potential like we have seen them do in away games gone by against Paris Saint-Germain, Everton and the likes then United have every chance of leaving Anfield with all three points.

Victory on Sunday will take Manchester United six points clear at the top of the Premier League table and given how inconsistent the club have been this season that really is quite remarkable. Few if any could have foreseen the Reds been involved in the title race this season let alone winning it and if United can beat Liverpool then it would install further belief amongst the reds faithful that the Premier League title could be heading back to Old Trafford for the first time since 2013.