It’s the big one – just not on the desired or expected stage for either club. Nevertheless, with a spot in the Champions League potentially at stake, this is still going to be huge.
I feel dirty putting the Utd logo on here.
Our record against the Scum has not been encouraging this season, with defeats in both league fixtures. There is however, optimism to be had in the form of returning players, and Utd’s apathetic performances.
Firstly, we have Daniel Sturridge, who appears to be putting together a bit of a run. Having him fit adds an injection of pace that we’ve needed quite desperately. Coutinho is a little inconsistent but having him back and fit adds some creativity to our attack. Having both Sturridge and Coutinho on the pitch (along with the steady Firmino and the reliable Milner) grants us options denied to us in recent matches.
Utd are there for the taking. Their squad is nothing spectacular and their manager holds them to a pedestrian pace. We can beat them!