Liverpool vs Manchester United : ‘The Reds are under pressure to deliver’

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Manchester United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday in an encounter which could define who win the League title in May. The Red Devils have so many things at stake as they continue to engage in the battle for a top-four finish.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reshaped United’s season, having brought them out of disappointing form to a blistering performance which has seen them played 11 Premier League matches without a defeat.

Though the Red Devils have a lot to play for because they can’t afford to take their foot off the pedal, Liverpool are under more pressure to take maximum points against the Reds.

Some weeks ago, Jurgen Klopp and his players comfortably sit at the top of the League table with seven points above Manchester City.

A 1-1 draw against Leicester City and West Ham saw the Merseyside club lost their seven-point gap to Manchester City who defeated Everton (2-0) and Chelsea (6-0) to return to the top of the Premier table on goal difference.

Liverpool returned back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth but the victory wasn’t enough to see them reclaim their spot at the top of the League.

Luckily for the Reds, they now have the best chance to leapfrog the Cityzens in the race for the trophy but they will need to grind out positive result at the Theater of Dreams.

It is a must for the Reds to overcome their arch rivals on Sunday and that has somewhat piled pressure on Klopp’s men.

While speaking with the press ahead of the crunch tie, Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah, who hasn’t been too lively of late revealed how nervous they are, heading into the encounter.

According to him via Sky Sports News, the Reds are feeling huge pressure to win against Manchester United, just like Manchester City are also feeling the heat to remain at the top of the table.

Salah told Sky Sports News:

“You can feel [the pressure] because you are still a human being…. Also there is pressure for Man City.”

The Egyptian is chasing his 50th goal in just two seasons for Liverpool, following his switch to Anfield stadium from Roma in 2017-18 summer transfer window.

Should he eventually find the back of the net, Salah will become the first Liverpool player to reach 50-goal milestone in just 62 games.

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