Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes that victory over Manchester United on Sunday would give his side a “massive” psychological boost in the race to finish in the top four of the Premier League.
Man United are currently fourth in the table and travel to Anfield two points ahead of Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are unbeaten in the league since losing 3-0 at Old Trafford in December while United have looked far from impressive in the same period despite a superb win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
Lallana says leapfrogging United in the league would be a big boost for Liverpool but insisted that they are not getting too ahead of themselves.
Speaking about a potential win against United, Lallana said: “Psychologically, it’s massive for us because if we win we go above United and we get a foot in the top four. But it’s not all decisive on this game, there are still another eight games after.
“There are constantly going to be twists and turns. Tottenham and Southampton are still in and around the fight as well.”
It is an absolutely huge game on Sunday and one that United cannot afford to lose.
With several other tough fixtures over March and April, a top four spot for Louis van Gaal‘s side is far from guaranteed. United will draw confidence from their record against the top teams this season but fans will know that form is irrelevant when it comes to clashes against Liverpool.