Liverpool will end Manchester United’s unbeaten run with a victory at Anfield this weekend, according to John Barnes.
Jose Mourinho’s United have been in superb form this season, winning six of their seven league fixtures and also sealing two convincing victories in the Champions League.
Their form has allowed them to emerge as early frontrunners in the title race alongside Manchester City and Mourinho will be looking to maintain their run at Liverpool on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s side are already seven points adrift of United and have only won one of their last four fixtures in the English top-flight.
Nevertheless, Liverpool legend Barnes has backed his former club to come out on top this weekend and says their impressive form against top five teams will show.
‘Why I think Liverpool will win this is because of what they have demonstrated against all of the top five teams, apart from Manchester City when they went down to ten men and lost 5-0,’ Barnes told Source.
‘They have had the upper hand against all of the top five teams because of the nature of the way those games are played.
‘They are very open, they are very attack-minded – whereby one team attacks and leaves the defence to defend for themselves.
‘If you go head-to-head with Liverpool rather than sitting in deep and defending in numbers to stop Mane, Salah, Firmino, you come a cropper and that is what has happened to Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United.
‘If they go all-out attack against Liverpool, which they are under pressure do because they are Man United and they are top of the league, then I think Liverpool will win.’
Mourinho will be without the injured Marouane Fellaini on Saturday but is expected to welcome Phil Jones back into the side following his injury scare with England.
In-form striker Romelu Lukaku should also be fully fit after missing Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina with an ankle problem.