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  • David Tyrer

Mourinho sacking will help LFC, says Carragher

According to former Reds and club legend Jamie Carragher, the sacking of Jose Mourinho last year could actually aid Liverpool on Sunday.

Most opinions prior to the match have been that this is possibly the worst time to play Man Utd, since they now apparently play the greatest football known to man..

But Carragher reckons the new-found attacking style under Solskjaer could actually play into Liverpool's hands, particularly with Klopp preferring opposition teams to force the play and fall to the Reds' lightening counter-attacking.

Speaking to Viasport, Carragher said: "The way they are setting up now, they’re really attacking, on the front foot, exciting to watch.

"Maybe that will give Liverpool more chance in terms of space at Old Trafford.

"Whenever Mourinho’s teams played against Liverpool at Old Trafford there was very little space for Mane and Salah, they always found it really difficult in the last couple of years.

"So maybe that might change, maybe a more open game.

"But Liverpool’s record is really poor at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson left so that is something that has to change.

"If Liverpool could get a result there they have a big week, Watford then Everton.

"But Manchester United is the real big one, that’s the one where Man City expect Liverpool to drop points. If they get three points there it will be a little body blow to Manchester City."

The Liverpool legend thinks Utd's style could leave them open to the Reds fierce counter-attacking style




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