Manchester United fans may have some hope heading into the clash against their fierce rivals Liverpool given their recent record.
Supporters would’ve been right to feel concerned ahead of the fixture given how the Reds have been in fine form this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were in first place before the 17th round began while United sit in lowly sixth with 16 points separating the two clubs.
Jose Mourinho is in desperate need of all three points against Liverpool, not just to close the gap but to save his own job.
The Portuguese boss is definitely at risk of getting fired but he could put that at arms length if he manages a famous victory over the Red Devils’ biggest rivals.
According to Manchester Evening News, Liverpool are winless in their last eight Premier League games against United (D3 L5) – they haven’t gone longer without a win against United in league competition since April 1988 (12 games).
Despite the club’s struggles since Sir Alex Ferguson‘s era ended, it seems they’ve still enjoyed a positive record against Liverpool.
Mourinho will need to be at his utmost best in terms of tactics but more importantly his players will need to carry out those instructions perfectly to secure a much needed win.