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  • David Tyrer

Carragher confident of Liverpool win against Man Utd

It's been a long time since Liverpool were such overwhelming favourites to beat Manchester United at Anfield, in our annual grudge match.


Even during Jose Mourinho's final few days, there was still the chance of the serial spoiler ruining the day. And he almost did, right up until Xherdan Shaqiri entered the match.


But the gulf between the two sides has rarely been greater and it's this, Jamie Carragher feels, that means that a Liverpool victory is almost a certainty tomorrow afternoon.


He told Sky Sports: "I am confident Liverpool will win the game.


"(Jose) Mourinho, in his first couple games at Anfield with United, made it really difficult for Liverpool. But in the last one Liverpool really dominated and came out on top in Mourinho’s final match at United.


"I think Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) is not quite as pragmatic as Mourinho, so I don’t see it being a shut-out kind of contest, and I think the tactic for United will be very similar to what it was against Manchester City in December, playing deep and trying to hit on the counter-attack."


That is the one major concern for the Reds, as United's counter attack proved to be the decisive factor against Man City in Decemeber.


Carragher continued: "They were absolutely devastating that day, and if they produce a similar sort of performance, Liverpool could have major problems.


"But there is a gulf between the two clubs, and if Liverpool play anywhere near what they are capable of, they will come out on top. I’m confident of a Liverpool win. I think 3-1 Liverpool.


"And if that is the score, we’ve got the pundit-camera on us in the commentary box, and hopefully we’ll see similar scenes to what we saw at Old Trafford when Adam Lallana got the equaliser."



 

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