Graeme Souness now extremely confident Liverpool will secure victory over Manchester United today
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Graeme Souness now extremely confident Liverpool will secure victory over Manchester United today

Pundit Graeme Souness has confidently backed Liverpool to secure victory over Manchester United today.

Speaking on Sky Sports in the build-up to the match, as shared by Football Daily, the former Reds midfielder claimed this is the perfect time for Jurgen Klopp’s side to face their arch-rivals.

“I think normally you would just focus on what you have to do, and I think where Liverpool are right now, this game comes along at the perfect time,” said Souness.

“What an opportunity to put a marker down to shut all the doubting Thomas’s up and damage United.

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“But I think the priority for Liverpool is to turn up today. It was only 12 days ago when Liverpool played Real Madrid here [and] people said they’re back in that first 45 minutes. OK, they fell apart in the second-half, but Liverpool are capable of that – they did it 12 days ago and I fully expect him to turn up today.

“It’s a long time, Kelly, since I’ve been as confident about a Liverpool win against United as I am today. I just feel like they’re going to turn up today, I think they’ll be bang on it today.

“You ask these two chaps here [Neville and Keane], ‘is it easy to play here if you’re a United player?’. This is a difficult place for United to come and I think the crowd will play a part today as well.”

Souness backs Liverpool victory

This is a huge game for Liverpool today. The Reds currently sit sixth in the Premier League table, with United in third.

Whilst the Red Devils are too far off to catch, fourth-place Tottenham and fifth-place Newcastle are within reasonable distance.

The Magpies fell to a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City yesterday, meaning Klopp’s men are just two points behind them on the same number of games played.

Spurs also saw defeat yesterday, losing 1-0 to Wolves. The Lilywhites remain six points ahead of Liverpool, but they have played an extra two matches.

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With the gap closing each week, the Reds have a serious chance of securing a spot in the top-four this season.

A win over United would see them up to fifth in the table, and the momentum would go a long way with the players’ confidence.

Therefore, this is a huge game for the Merseyside outfit.

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