Former Liverpool player, Jamie Carragher, has said the momentum of Man Utd Champions League comeback could fuel them to victory against unbeaten Liverpool at Old Trafford on Super Sunday.
United staged a typically dramatic comeback to beat Atalanta 3-2 from two goals down on home soil on Wednesday night, in a game which had looked like threatening their very hopes of staying in the competition once Merih Demiral fired in the Italians’ second with only half an hour gone.
On a run of five defeats from their previous seven games, an electric atmosphere helped complete a stunning second-half turnaround and relieve some pressure on under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, something Jamie Carragher told the Essential Football Podcast could play its part in Sunday’s game, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
“Man United at home against Liverpool notoriously, going back 10 or 15 years, they’ve had Liverpool’s number in the fixture. Liverpool have found it really difficult to win at Old Trafford and going back a long time, even the great Liverpool teams, it’s always been a venue Liverpool have struggled at.
“Even in Jurgen Klopp’s time, I think he’s only won there once so it will always be a tough game for Liverpool no matter what the circumstances are or the quality of Man United.
“But there’s no doubt that going into the game, Liverpool are a better team. They’ve proven that over the last few years and at the start of this season and if Liverpool play well, that could be enough to win. But even if they do win this game, it will be very tight. Man United have got great players, they’re at home with a great atmosphere against a club who notoriously don’t do well in this venue.”