Liverpool managed to scrape through to the Champions League knockout stages in midweek with a 1-0 win over Napoli, but while their continental campaign has been a bit hit and miss so far this season, their domestic proceedings have been anything but.
They thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium last weekend, and with Manchester City losing to Chelsea they now find themselves at the summit of the Premier League and holding the only remaining unbeaten record in the top flight.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have dropped just 6 points in the league this season, and those came against the similarly in form Chelsea, Manchester City, and Arsenal. Now, they face their historic rivals Manchester United, and they find themselves as the strong favourites heading into the match.
That’s no surprise either. Manchester United missed out on the chance to finish top of their Champions League group when they lost to Valencia in midweek. It was yet another dour display of football from The Red Devils, and even after hammering Fulham last weekend they find themselves some 8 points adrift of the Premier League top 4 already.