Gary Neville believes Liverpool will have to overcome a tough examination against Manchester United despite the Red Devils struggling for form at the moment.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently 12th in the table and find themselves 15 points behind the Reds after just eight games played, but Neville thinks a derby atmosphere at Old Trafford could prove a stern test, along with the game against Manchester City:
“As much as United are in a difficult moment, it’s one of their [Liverpool’s] toughest games. Then Liverpool face City in a few weeks as well. Liverpool have games coming up that they could drop points in – they might not.”
Although Liverpool have kept up their 100% start to the campaign, they needed a last gasp penalty against Leicester City to grab the three points, and the feeling is that the team isn’t quite firing on all cylinders.
However, United’s form is so poor that the Merseyside club should expect to pick up the three points if they play anywhere near their best in a fortnight’s time. No doubt, the home side will be up for the game but the Reds will be keen to maintain their eight-point gap at the top.