Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expecting Liverpool to show Manchester United some respect when the two rivals come head-to-head with each other on Sunday afternoon in what is one of the fixtures of the year.
Just like when they last met back in December, the two teams go into this weekend’s game in contrasting form, however, there has been a role reversal since then. United have won 11 of their 13 fixtures under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, while Liverpool have only won three of their last eight, although Jurgen Klopp’s side are still in the driving seat in the Premier League title race
Speaking ahead of Sunday’s encounter at Old Trafford, caretaker boss Solskjaer reckons Man Utd’s good form means that Liverpool will show his side some respect.
“We know we are in for a tough game. Liverpool have been fantastic this season. They will pay us respect,” he said in his pre-match press conference.
“For them it is a big game, for us it is a big game. We know how big the game is for the staff and the supporters.”
Under Solskjaer, The Red Devils have beaten Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea, all away from home and without conceding a goal, and Solskjaer has now called upon his side to do the business against a top team at Old Trafford.
“We want to build a team that is worthy for Man Utd’s history. Fantastic to win those three away games, we need to perform at home as well.”
United moved up to fourth in their last Premier League outing, but know that anything but a win could see them end the weekend back down in fifth depending on Arsenal’s result against Southampton.