Graeme Souness predicts Liverpool will beat Manchester United as Jurgen Klopp’s side will be ‘bang on it’
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 06
Graeme Souness is backing Liverpool to beat Manchester United (Picture: Football Daily)

Graeme Souness says he can’t remember being this confident of Liverpool beating as the Reds gear up for welcoming the Red Devils to Anfield.

’s men have been far from their best this season and they trail ’s side by ten points going into this afternoon’s clash.

Liverpool were humiliated by Real Madrid less than a fortnight ago, throwing away a 2-0 lead to lose 5-2.

United, by contrast, saw off Barcelona in a play-off and then beat Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final to end their six-year trophy drought.

But Souness says the first half against Real Madrid shows that Liverpool can still reach that level and says he hasn’t been this confident of the Reds beating United in a ‘long time’.

‘Normally you would focus on what you have to do and where Liverpool are right now this game comes along at the pefect time,’ said Souness, following defeats for rivals Tottenham and Newcastle.

‘What a perfect time to put a marker down, to shout all the Doubting Thomas’ up and damage United.

‘But the priority for Liverpool is to turn up today. It was only 12 days ago that Liverpool played and people were saying they were back after that first 45 minutes. Okay they fell apart in the second half but Liverpool are capable of that. They did it 12 days ago.

‘I fully expect them to do that today and it’s a long time Kelly since I’ve been this confident of a Liverpool win against United. I just feel they’re going to turn up today. I think they’ll be bang on it today.

‘You ask these two chaps here [Neville and Keane] if it’s easy to play here as a United player…this is a difficult place for United to come and I think the crowd will play their part as well.’


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