Mark Lawrenson explains why he thinks Liverpool won’t beat Manchester United – .

Mark Lawrenson explains why he thinks Liverpool won’t beat Manchester United – .

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Manchester United and Liverpool will have to settle for one point each in their successful clash at Old Trafford.
The two former rivals face each other on Sunday in contrasting Premier League form, with the undefeated Reds second in the standings, one point behind leaders Chelsea.

Meanwhile, sixth-man Manchester United have failed to score a win in their last three league games and were beaten 4-2 at Leicester on Saturday.

However, the Red Devils showed remarkable wit and willingness to strike back 2-0 to beat Atalanta in the Champions League midweek.

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The form certainly favors Jurgen Klopp’s side, but former Liverpool defender Lawrenson believes the two sides will cancel each other out in a 1-1 draw.

“Manchester United’s performance to come back from 2-0 against Atalanta and win 3-2 on Wednesday summed up what they look like under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer,” Lawrenson told the BBC.

“They can have spells where they’re horrible, as well as when they’re very hard to stop.

“If United had been beaten it would have been a bonus for Liverpool but, instead, both are on top for the weekend.

“There is probably more pressure on United to get a positive result, as they have lost points in each of their last three league games, but a draw wouldn’t be a bad result for either. other camp and that’s what I’m aiming for.

“Liverpool won’t change the way they play – they can’t. The reason I think United are going to close is because if they are open you would fear the worst for them.


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