Jose Enrique has aimed a dig at Manchester United for their current woes but still claims that them versus Liverpool is the biggest game of the season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to Old Trafford on Sunday having won all eight of their Premier League fixtures so far so will aim to preserve their 100 per cent start with a victory against their biggest rivals.
And even though Man United are currently sitting just two points above the relegation zone, and 15 points behind Liverpool, Enrique is adamant that this is still a huge fixture.
“It is and it still is [the biggest game of the season],” Enrique told Sky Sports.
“Man United are not doing as well now but for the players, for the fans, it’s still the biggest game.”
Man United and Liverpool will always be a massive fixture but as long as Man United are in the current state they are in, it’s hardly going to be seen as one of the best games on the calendar anymore. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are in the mire. They have a lot of injuries, can barely score any goals and are also conceding sloppy goals too. Newcastle, who had won one game all season, beat them 1-0 before the international break with league debutant Matty Longstaff pulling the strings in the midfield. If 19-year-old Longstaff can boss United the way he did, then what chance do the Red Devils have against the European champions who are on the hunt to match Manchester City’s record of 18 matches won in a row? Liverpool should win this match comfortably but in the big derby matches, a lot of predictions and form tends to go out of the window.