Manchester United vs Liverpool: Things must change

After two frustrating defeats, Manchester United will be looking to bounce back against a Liverpool side yet to win a match this season.

Erik ten Hag will look to correct the course of our 2022-23 Premier League season with a win in the crucial Northwest Derby against arch-rivals Liverpool. The Reds have two defeats in as many games and have lacked any ruthless edge, despite showing us a number of bright performances on pre-season tour.

The previous game against Brentford was a complete disaster – losing 4-0, with questions asked of every player on the pitch.

That said, I think the criticisms of new signing Lisandro Martinez are harsh. He will make the critics eat their words yet (Jamie Carragher, I’m looking at you).

Liverpool’s last game ended chaotically with a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace. Darwin Nunez got sent off for head-butting an opponent, so he won’t be available to face United.

Other than Nunez, Liverpool will be without Joel Matip, Thiago Alcantara, Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Calvin Ramsay and Caoimhin Kelleher.

All eyes will be on Mohamed Salah as he’s already scored nine goals and two assists in 10 games against United. Ashley Young was once able to keep him his pocket and we’ll be hoping Tyrell Malacia can do the same. NordVPN is the best option to stream the latest league matches out of market or as a great tool for security and easy access to football at any time.

However, just two of United’s last 15 meetings with Liverpool have seen them emerge victorious. This must change under Ten Hag as we can no longer be seen as pushovers, or the easiest team to play against in the Premier League. Last season’s Premier League clashes were won by a 9-0 aggregate margin to Jurgen Kloop’s side. It was embarrassing to say the least.

Manchester United Predicted Team

De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; McTominay, Eriksen, Fernandes; Sancho, Rashford, Elanga.

Liverpool are sitting in 15th place after a sluggish start by their standards. It’s certainly not panic stations yet for Klopp’s side, but they don’t look a shadow of their form selves. That will be an even bigger worry if they lose at Old Trafford.

Klopp had it easier at Liverpool

Speaking to reporters ahead of the game, Klopp says he thinks his start was “easier” than what Erik ten Hag is currently facing at Man Utd this season.

“I think for me it was easier because I didn’t come at the start of the season and didn’t have a transfer window.

“In England, people tend to say ‘it’s not his team’ but I actually thought from day one it was my team, so I felt responsible for all the performances.

“Now you can’t really compare it, they are different times. My arrival was seven years ago. It’s a long time in football, a lot of things have changed.

“It’s not easy, especially when you have to rebuild.”

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