Scouting Next Manchester United Opposition: Liverpool Want To Make It Nine

Mancjester United are getting ready for the big clash of England, as Liverpool are coming to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. That match could prove to be decisive for the Red Devils in many ways, but to some extent, it could be a symbolical one for Liverpool.

It is entirely possible that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not remain Man United manager if the team loses on Sunday, even though that was categorically denied by everyone at the club. After all, the last manager that was sacked at Man United lost in his final game at the helm – against Liverpool.

On the other hand, the visitors have had a great start of the season and if they win at Old Trafford, that could symbolically announce themselves as prime candidates to finally win the Premier League.

Perfect Start Of The Season

Liverpool not only have had a great start of the season, it has been perfect. Of course, that is the Premier League we are talking, as Liverpool did lose to Napoli in Italy in their Champions League opener and only won 4-3 against RB Salzburg after leading 3-0.

After eight matches of the campaign, Liverpool have the maximum 24 points and eight points than Manchester United. That is quite a stark difference between the two sides.

Liverpool won some tough matches this season, against Chelsea and Arsenal, but have also had their moments when they were saved by late goals or penalties. Jurgen Klopp’s team has seemed mostly ruthless, but even when things were not going their way, as it was the case against Sheffield United, there was that feeling of inevitability. That is what many Premier League champions had had.

Front Three Share The Work

When talking about Liverpool, it is virtually impossible not to talk about the glorious front three Jurgen Klopp has at his disposal. With Mohamed Salah on the right, Sadio Mane on the left and Roberto Firmino in the middle, Liverpool have been amazing for the best part of the last two years.

The front three have started very well this season, too, and what is stark is that all three of them are sharing the work. They are all scoring, but are also all assisting among themselves. Salah has scored four and Firmino has scored three, but they both have assisted another three goals each.

There is only one player that scored more than them and that is Sadio Mane, with five goals and one assist. It is obvious why they have been considered the best front three in the world for quite some time.

Alexander-Arnold Remains Creative

And at the end, we will mention Trent Alexander-Arnold. The Liverpool right-back has been nothing short of sensational going forwards since the start of the last season. He made 12 assists in Premier League 2018-19, which is the league record for a single season and this year he has two assists as well.

Alexander-Arnold will be a great threat bombing forwards and creating from all areas. He is growing into quite a footballer.

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