Liverpool vs Manchester United is a game where Liverpool have every physical, technical, and tactical advantage. United have players like Fernandes or Sancho who can cause problems, but the likelihood is Liverpool will wipe the floor with them.
Below, I break down why.
United will either set up against Liverpool in one of two ways – in a 4-3-3 or in a 4-4-2.
Defensively, they are far superior in the 4-4-2 as the 2 up front are closer to the centre backs so can effectively pressurise them whereas in their 4-3-3 the lone CF becomes isolated.
Here, in the 4-4-2 block, United are well set to press the opposition. Everton played a 4-3-3 (just like Liverpool will) and Bruno dropped to take their #6 whilst the rest in midfield matched up. Bruno is also close to the CB’s should they receive possession if Everton recycled.
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Each team likes to combine playing long and short out from the back but both situations don’t suit United’s midfield duo. They’re slow & lack intensity in duels whilst being late & lacking intensity to cover ground & effectively press.
Liverpool should waltz through United’s midfield.
Liverpool fans planning to stage a minute applause in the 7th minute for Cristiano Ronaldo in the upcoming match between Liverpool and United
The match is at Annfield and starts at 8pm.