One of the Premier League’s most heated rivalries renews on Sunday when league leaders Liverpool travel to Old Trafford to take on struggling Manchester United. With an eight point lead atop the table, Liverpool look to continue their unbelievable run of form and pile on to their hated rival’s misery.
How to watch:
When: Sunday, October 20
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Jurgen Klopp’s side are the most in-form team in the world currently. After winning the Champions League in May, the Reds have started the season about as strongly as possible. Their eight straight wins to open the campaign, coupled with Manchester City’s struggles, have opened what seems like an insurmountable gap in the title race already. The race is undoubtedly theirs to win. To avoid another slip-up, they must not lose focus in matches like this one. United is the worst they’ve been in the Premier League era, and Liverpool have to take full points off them while they’re down.
On the flipside, while things seem very bad at Old Trafford, a shock win over the best team in the world could be what the Red Devils need to get their season back on track. It’s their worst start to a Premier League season ever and questions regarding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future have already started. It’s clear to see that United need something big to happen to turn their fortunes around. The talent is there, but something is missing in the current formula. Win, lose or draw, this result against Liverpool will have big ramifications on the rest of their season.