Harry Redknapp agrees with Chris Sutton in Man United vs Liverpool prediction as Ian Wright fears ‘hiding’

Manchester United are back in action this weekend as they take on rivals Liverpool in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The game will be a chance to quickly bounce back from the disappointment of the dramatic 4-3 loss against Chelsea on Thursday night. United led the game up until the 10th minute of added time, before a Cole Palmer double completed a turnaround and left Erik ten Hag’s team with nothing.

The result left United in sixth place in the table, 11 points adrift of Aston Villa in fourth place. The side may now be looking over their shoulders with the likes of West Ham, Newcastle and Brighton all battling for the European places at the end of the season.

For Liverpool, eyes will be on maintaining their challenge for the Premier League title. United will have a chance to harm their chances should they take something from the game.

Ahead of the match, pundits have had their say on what they think the outcome will be. Here is a look at what they make of the upcoming encounter.

Harry Redknapp

“What a game that was against Chelsea, but how on earth did Manchester United lose that at the end? Some of the defending was just woeful,” he told BetVictor. I thought they were shambolic against Brentford as well and this is now a massive game for Erik ten Hag.

“I’m sure Jurgen Klopp will be frustrated not to keep a clean sheet but that was another comfortable night at Anfield in the end against Sheffield United.

“I know the FA Cup tie was a thriller and United came out on top, but I can’t see that happening again. United have been all over the place at the back and Liverpool are too good and too motivated right now.

When naming his one to watch, Redknapp added: “Alexis Mac Allister has been outstanding recently – he’s been as good as anyone in the league. That goal against Sheffield during the week was like a vintage Steven Gerrard strike! I know the lad is a World Cup winner, but I don’t think people realise just how good he is.”

Redknapp’s prediction: Manchester United 1-3 Liverpool

Chris Sutton

“You really cannot deny that Manchester United seem to up their game when they face Liverpool, which would make me really angry if I were a United fan How about playing like that in a few other games?” he told BBC Sport.

“I was at Stamford Bridge for Manchester United’s last-gasp defeat by Chelsea on Thursday and heard their manager Erik ten Hag talk afterwards about how his side are making progress.I just don’t see it that way.

“Alejandro Garnacho really impressed me at Stamford Bridge but I worry about United defensively. With what is at stake for Liverpool now, I don’t see United keeping them out.

“It won’t be a runaway victory but my feeling is it is going to be third time lucky for Jurgen Klopp’s side against United this season, after a draw and a defeat in their first two meetings.”

Sutton’s prediction: Manchester United 1-3 Liverpool

Ian Wright

“I fear for Man United,” said Wright on his Ringer FC podcast. “I just feel like Liverpool will be much more focused than they were in that FA Cup game and be even more ruthless.

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