They come out on top in the battle between England’s two most successful clubs at Anfield on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men look destined to finish a 30-year wait to win a top-flight title, with a 14-point lead over defending champions Manchester City plus a game in hand.
United are a further 13 points back, having also played a game more than their rivals, and in need of a robust end to the campaign to avoid failing to qualify for the Champions League for a second consecutive season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are, however, the sole side to possess slowed Liverpool’s relentless march towards the Premier League title.
The 1-1 draw between the teams in October was the sole time the European champions have dropped points this season. they need now set a record for Europe’s top five leagues, with 20 wins from their opening 21 games.
“Our team has a winning mindset. We always believe subsequent game, we do not look too far ahead,” said Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who has conceded only one goal in his past 10 games.
We focus upon what’s accessible at the time and that we do everything possible to form sure we leave the pitch with a win and this has contributed to the good results this season.
The Brazilian favorite is going to be confident of another clean sheet on Sunday, with United’s top scorer Marcus Rashford a significant doubt after lasting just quarter-hour as a second-half substitute in Wednesday’s 1-0 convert Wolves within the FA Cup.
I didn’t want to play him, but we would have liked the win. it’s backfired, admitted Solskjaer.
Watford warning for Spurs United could find themselves eight points adrift of the highest four by the time they kick-off at Anfield if Chelsea wins at Newcastle on Saturday.
A win for the Blues on Tyneside would also put Frank Lampard’s men 12 points beyond Tottenham unless Jose Mourinho’s men can snap Watford’s streak at Vicarage Road.
Only Liverpool and City have won more points within the six games since Nigel Pearson took charge of the Hornets, with 13 from their past five matches propelling them out of the relegation zone for the primary time this season.
Spurs reduced a 12-point gap to Chelsea when Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November right down to three before their meeting a month later.
But they need to win just one of their past five league games, leaving their chances of reaching the Champions League for a fifth straight season hanging by a thread.
It is feasible to speak about the top four once you start the season on zero points, but it’s hard to speak about it once you start at minus 12, said Mourinho after last weekend’s defeat by Liverpool.
Last chance for Norwich The bottom two bully off at Carrow Road as Norwich host Bournemouth, realistically needing a win to take care of any hope of survival.
Daniel Farke’s side hasn’t won in their past nine league games to fall eight points adrift of safety, but have still claimed more points within the past two months than their visitors.
A run of 4 points in 11 games has plunged Bournemouth into a relegation battle. The Cherries are struggling at both ends, conceding 22 goals and scoring just six therein run to place their five-season stay within the top flight under threat.