This weekend marks an historic instalment of the legendary fixture that is Liverpool v Manchester United. There is a yawning 27 point gap between the two rivals. With The Reds heavy favourites, we believe Trent Alexander-Arnold will be the MOTM against Manchester United.
In the last couple of seasons there has been a turn of the tide when it comes to this match. Although form goes out of the window when it comes to the two sides, Liverpool have never been so nailed on to beat their arch rivals.
We will be coming up against a United side that is a shadow of their former selves. No longer are The Red Devils challenging for the Premier League year in, year out – they are now made up just to finish in the top four.
This weekend will likely see an attritional display from the Mancs. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be aware that he can’t compete in midfield and his only chance is to try and launch Anthony Martial behind the Reds backline.
With the visitors to sit themselves on the edge of their own area and the inexperienced Brandon Williams predicted to lineup at left back, Alexander-Arnold should be able to put in a MOTM performance against Manchester United.
It will be an absolute nightmare for Williams on Sunday. If he chooses to press Trent he will likely have to leave Mo Salah – he can’t expect Martial, or whoever ends up left wing, to mute the threat of Trent.
With the Scouser likely to have time on the ball and United likely to sit deep, we can expect a lot of crosses into the box from the right.
Although the Red Devils have aerial ability in Harry Maguire, they can’t expect him to win every header for a full 90 minutes.
There is also the issue that Trent has a range of crosses in his locker, any low crosses will be a struggle for Maguire to deal with as he has nowhere near the acceleration and reactions to get to a loose ball before the Liverpool front three.
We can expect our right back to bag an assist or two and give the opposition full back a torrid time.