Steven Gerrard believes that Liverpool can beat Manchester United when the two clubs meet at Anfield following the international break. Jose Mourinho’s side have been in prime form in recent months, netting 21 goals from their opening seven Premier League games.
In the same period, Liverpool have endured an unexpected slump with just one victory since the 4-0 thrashing of Arsenal in late August. Despite this, Gerrard expects his former club to turn their season around due to their impressive record against top-six opposition.
He told Sky Sports: “I cannot wait for those two games because watching Liverpool since Jurgen has come in they are the games where Liverpool seem to prove everyone wrong and put in top-class performances”.
“I think their record against the top sides is the best so if I was a Liverpool player or the Liverpool manager, those games can’t come quick enough. The frustrating thing for Liverpool at the moment is the international break after a couple of games where they feel they should have done better.
“The league doesn’t lie, Liverpool are where they are, but what I would say is I am really enjoying watching the team at the moment.”
The Reds have played out games with different intensity in the early part of the season, and this could play into the hands of United, who have been clinical in front of goal.
Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho make up one of the fiercest attack forces in the Premier League, but the Reds have tended to struggle with their final ball.
Manchester United are unbeaten in their previous three league visits to Anfield, and Mourinho will seek to extend this record when the Premier League restarts on October 14.