Domestic football is set to return around the world this weekend, with the international break now being in the rear-view mirror. There’s a lot to get excited about, especially across European football, as fans up and down the country gear up for what should be a pretty entertaining set of fixtures.
That’s especially going to be true in the Premier League as, contrary to popular belief, it does still hold the mantle of being the most entertaining top flight in world football. Some fans are bound to disagree with that and we can somewhat understand the logic behind it, but if anyone tries to debate what the biggest game of the weekend is, they’re going to fall flat on their face.
That is because, as reported by The Guardian and BBC, Manchester United and Liverpool are set to square off on Sunday afternoon in what is widely regarded to be the biggest fixture in the English game.
The big one
Both teams are in very different positions right now but when push comes to shove, everyone knows that isn’t really going to matter that much. This game means more than anything to both of these clubs and their supporters, and they’re going to treat it as if it’s the single most special day of their lives.
United come into this game, simply put, knowing that they are nowhere near the kind of level that Liverpool are on right now. They spent years at the top of the English game and they deserve a lot of praise for that, but now, it’s obvious to see that they’re struggling to recreate the kind of form they enjoyed under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Their squad just doesn’t have the necessary quality in it to really challenge at the top of the table anymore, and their structure is going to need a serious revival if they want to become top four regulars once again.
What to expect?
Liverpool, on the other hand, stand a very good chance of winning the Premier League for the first time in its current form and finally being recognised as the best team in English football. They also happen to be the reigning Champions of Europe, which isn’t exactly the worst title to possess.
In terms of the game itself, we don’t really know what to expect. People who think Liverpool are going to stroll into Old Trafford and walk through the Red Devils are fooling themselves, because these derby games so rarely go down like that.
It’s going to be tense and it’s going to be a nervy affair for both clubs to deal with, but we do believe United will put every man behind the ball – and so they should. If they try to open the game up then they are going to get well and truly dismantled, and we mean that wholeheartedly.
In terms of a score prediction we think Klopp’s men will just about be able to edge it 1-0, and that probably wouldn’t be the worst result in the world for Ole.