Liverpool did the double over Manchester United last season as they went desperately close to claiming the Premier League title and the victory at Old Trafford was especially compelling.
Two Steven Gerrard penalties and a late Luis Suarez goal saw the visitors come away with a 3-0 victory, with David Moyes getting the sack shortly afterwards although things have changed a lot since then.
For starters, Louis van Gaal is in charge and has steered the Red Devils to third in the Premier League title, with the Dutchman having splashed the cash and his team are warm favourites to claim victory on Sunday.
This is a team who have won their last five Premier League games and no bookie is prepared to quote even money about United, with Paddy Power quoting 10/11 that the Red Devils continue their winning run.
United have had more preparation time thanks to Liverpool’s Champions League showdown with Basel, with Robin van Persie getting back among the goals and he will form a potent attacking force along with Wayne Rooney.
The visitors’ hopes of finishing in the top four currently look remote after a goalless draw at home to Sunderland brought an end to a mini-revival which had seen Brendan Rodgers’ team beat Stoke and Leicester.
BetVictor are prepared to quote 17/5 about an away win which reflects how much Liverpool’s stock have fallen, with the Reds having particular problems scoring goals this season in the absence of Daniel Sturridge.
Posted: December 9th, 2014