Gary Neville delivers prediction for Manchester United v Liverpool
Jose Mourinho’s side will welcome the Reds to Old Trafford this weekend, with both teams hoping to edge closer to guaranteeing Champions League football next season.
The Red Devils sit two points ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League in second place, with the duo holding down two of the three spots realistically still available as Manchester City continue to move nearer to clinching the title.
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are not far behind and a win for either Liverpool or United on Saturday could prove crucial in the final standings at the end of the season.
And Neville believes that if United survive the first half an hour against Klopp’s side, then their home advantage should see them through.
‘I always fancy United at home,’ he explained on Sky Sports.
‘With Liverpool, you have to get through that first half an hour, especially at Anfield, where they are a completely different proposition.
‘I’ve always thought that for Liverpool away from home they struggled with the size of the pitch, despite them not being hugely different on paper.
‘It’s a lot harder for United to play at Anfield and a lot harder for Liverpool to play at Old Trafford, so I fancy United to win.
‘Jose Mourinho has two big games in four days that will define the rest of the season – against Liverpool and Sevilla. How strong he goes in both remains to be seen.’