Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers’s insists his “remarkable” side can finish second in the Premier League and given their current momentum you wouldn’t put it past the in-form Reds, who will climb into the Champions League places if they get the better of bitter rivals Manchester United at Anfield.
William Hill have installed the Merseyside outfit as 23/20 favourites to rack up a sixth straight league victory while the visitors will kick-off as BetVictor’s 14/5 outsiders and it’s 5/2 with Stan James to finish all square.
As the teams are separated by just a couple of points that stalemate quote is set to attract cash, alongside Ladbrokes’s 7/2 about a score draw and Winner.com’s 6/1 for the mouth watering showdown ending one-apiece.
However, in recent years this is a match-up that has tended to prove conclusive, indeed the pair have only been inseparable twice in 35 meetings across all competitions, and that statistic suggests there could be a winner.
As United have managed just four victories on the road this term, they don’t look likely to make the short journey back up the East Lancashire Road in possession of a maximum haul and subsequently the hosts get the nod in what should be a frantic but tight affair.
Rodgers’s charges are a generous 3/1 (Skybet) to edge it by a one-goal margin and defending impressively at present, Liverpool are 15/2 courtesy of bet365 to register a second consecutive 1-0 success.
Liverpool to beat Man Utd by one – 3/1 (Skybet)