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Liverpool legend explains how “dangerous” Man United can win at Old Trafford



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Former Liverpool striker has explained how Erik ten Hag can beat Jurgen Klopp as Manchester United host the Premier League fixture at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United will be hoping to hand Liverpool a huge blow in their Premier League title hopes as they welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford for the second time in three weeks.

With Jurgen Klopp’s men battling Manchester City and Arsenal for the league title, United will hope to replicate their brilliant FA Cup win against Liverpool three weeks ago when they face them again at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

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Since that result, United have failed to win against either Brentford or Chelsea in the league and desperately needs three points.

How to beat Liverpool

Former Liverpool striker and club legend John Barnes has explained that to beat Klopp, Erik ten Hag must get his men to play as a unit rather than as individuals.

“You’re looking at the likes of Garnacho, Rashford and Højlund, who are all great individual players, as the biggest threats,” Barnes told Bonuscodebets.

“But if they don’t perform well as a team, it doesn’t matter what they do as individuals. Individuals won’t win the game for United. They will need to play well as a team. They did play well in the first half against Liverpool in the Cup match but they won’t beat Liverpool with individual performances.” 

United are dangerous

Speaking further, Barnes explained that he feels United’s inconsistency is dangerous as it makes them unpredictable.

“The FA Cup win will give Manchester United more confidence in knowing that they can beat Liverpool, but I don’t think Liverpool took Manchester United lightly in the game,” he explained.

“It will boost United, but Liverpool won’t need any reason to ensure they are ready for the game. Liverpool go into every game giving 100% total effort and commitment.

“We just don’t know which Manchester United will turn up. Will it be the team that beat Liverpool, the team that drew with Brentford and should have lost, or the team that lost to Chelsea? They’re still very inconsistent.

“You don’t know which Manchester United is going to turn up, which is dangerous.”