Manchester United and Liverpool will reignite an evergreen rivalry as the Northwestern rivals face off at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday.
You can have a look at BestofBets‘ in-depth preview of this epic clash here.
Here’s our list of 5 players you can bet your money on to perform well and deliver in Liverpool vs Manchester United:
- Marcus Rashford:
Manchester United’s poster boy, Marcus Rashford is one of the most in-form footballers on the planet right now. Almost every team he’s faced in the last couple of months has failed to stop him from creating an impact in the game.
Just in case you’re wondering, “Why not man-mark him?” – the fact that United have too much creativity in and around him makes it very difficult to achieve that feat as it leaves space for players like Bruno Fernandes, Alejandro Garnacho and Wout Weghorst.
With Liverpool expected to come all guns blazing in attack, especially in the first half, United are expected to play on the counter and Rashford has gained expertise in leading counter-attacks for his team this season.
- Mohamed Salah:
If there’s one Liverpool player who enjoys playing against Manchester United, it’s Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian has scored 10 goals in his last 11 games against the Red Devils, with seven of those goals coming in the last four games itself!
This shows how dangerous he can be regardless of how his team performs. United should be extremely alert of his presence in and around the box from the right wing, as it only takes one small defensive lapse for Salah to score.
- Virgil van Dijk:
A rock at the back for Liverpool, whenever Virgil van Dijk comes up with a commanding defensive performance, his team ends up winning.
The Dutchman had a slow first half of the Premier League season, and suffered an injury. He’s shown tremendous improvement since his return and will be raring to go against the opponent he loves to win against.
Van Dijk will be met with pacy interplays in United’s attack and will mostly deal with Wout Weghorst for most of the game.
- Alejandro Garnacho:
The fact that an 18 year old is making this list is incredible!
Alejandro Garnacho has been revelation this season, much of the credit for his rise has to go to United’s manager Erik ten Hag.
The Argentine wonderkid has shown immense confidence in his abilities, showing his fearlessness in taking on any opponent at any given time.
With both teams excelling in pressing, Garnacho could be seen carrying the ball from midfield and using his pace and dribbling skills against Trent Alexander-Arnold, who is known to struggle against pacy wingers.
Brazilian midfield maestro Casemiro is one player that has completely changed the look of Manchester United’s midfield since arriving from Real Madrid last summer.
The fact that United struggle without his presence in midfield is testament to his abilities as a defensive orchestrator playing in the line between United’s defense and attack.
If Liverpool find a way to get past his protection in midfield, they could really hurt United. But, if Casemiro turns up like he has in every game, expect the result to go the Red Devils’ way.