Michael Owen has predicted that Liverpool will keep their 100 per cent start to the season intact with a victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Liverpool are currently eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table having won every single one of their eight matches.
And Owen, who played for both the Reds and Man United, believes that Jurgen Klopp will oversee his side extending that winning run this weekend to pile more misery on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“Manchester United have won just two of their last 13 league games (D5 L6) and a barometer of their performance at St James’ Park last time was that central defender Harry Maguire had more touches (4) in the Magpies penalty area than any other United player,” Owen said on the BetVictor website.
“Liverpool will equal Manchester City’s record of 18 successive league wins if they win at Old Trafford. Jurgen Klopp’s side have ridden their luck in recent weeks, but I expect them to have too much pace and aggression for this United side, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hopeful that he can call on the services of at least a couple of his key players returning from injury or illness.”
Liverpool should beat Man United. Klopp’s side are in deadly form, winning all of their Premier League matches so far while the Red Devils are in crisis and just two points above the relegation zone following their defeat to Newcastle before the international break. While many expect Liverpool to win, the players cannot turn up to Old Trafford and do the same. Everyone says it, in big derby fixtures like this, form goes out of the window and anything can happen. Liverpool need to be aware of that so they have to prepare for this game like they would if it was Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United, otherwise there is a potential banana skin lying in wait for Klopp and his in-form squad. Having Alisson and Joel Matip back to fitness is a boost but still, the Reds cannot be complacent in any of their matches if they want to lift the Premier League title this season.