Manchester United play their biggest game of the season so far on Monday evening when they head to Liverpool to take on their fiercest of rivals. Jurgen Klopp’s men are playing some nice stuff at the moment, in a game that’ll prove to be extremely tough and physical from the get-go.
Although the German manager has got his side playing some nice stuff, Gary Neville has found a potential weak spot for Manchester United to try and exploit, and he does make a valid point.
He reckons that Liverpool can be got at with set pieces, as they tend to struggle from the dead-ball situations. Thankfully, this is an area of the field where United look extremely dominant, particularly with the added height of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.
“The big weakness for Liverpool on Monday is set pieces. If United put the ball in the box around the goalkeeper and the back four there’s going to be problems. That’s the way Liverpool are at the moment.” Gary Neville is quoted as saying.
“Even against Arsenal in the first game of the season it was 4-1 and Arsenal made it 4-2 and you could see Jurgen Klopp on the sidelines thinking ‘do I quite trust these?’”
“I did think that the last 15 minutes against Chelsea was a big, big moment. To come through it when it was 2-1 was a big moment to give them the confidence that they can actually hold on to a lead.”
“They did it at Arsenal as well, but they still look a little bit weak defensively. It might not play out in the goals they concede, but it feels to me like from 60 minutes to 90 minutes they tire a little bit and dip. That’s where it feels like United could get on top.”
Neville is a world-class pundit and he does know exactly what he is talking about. You feel that if Manchester United and Jose Mourinho can keep it tight, the longer the game goes on the more of a chance we’ll have to hit Liverpool rapidly on the counter. With the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in the team, that looks like our best bet to come out on top.