Liverpool to face a different beast in Manchester United

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is careful about a much-improved Manchester United as the Reds hope to come back to the highest point of the Premier League table.

United were outmaneuvered 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield in December – an outcome that fixed Jose Mourinho’s sacking and prompted the arrangement of guardian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer’s United have not lost in the Premier League since that excursion to Merseyside, winning eight of the following nine matches in front of Sunday’s standoff.

Furthermore, Henderson knows Liverpool – who can move three clear of Manchester City at the summit – will confront an alternate mammoth at Old Trafford.

“It is an alternate United, unquestionably,” said Henderson. “They are in a superior minute at this point. They are in much better structure, everybody can see that.

“Their execution against Chelsea in the FA Cup was, exceptionally great. Their counter-assault was great and protectively they were strong.

“They are a decent group with best, top players. So it will be another intense test for us going to Old Trafford. We should be at the highest point of our amusement to receive anything in return, yet we are in a decent spot also and simply need to give everything.

“Each diversion is the greatest game for us now. They are on the whole enormous. It would be a gigantic three points for us.”

Liverpool and City are level on 65 points, however Henderson’s side have a game close by with Pep Guardiola’s dominant victors set to confront Chelsea in the EFL Cup last on Sunday.

In-structure United, in the interim, are fourth and 14 off the pace in the Premier League.

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