Liverpool managed to secure a vital three points against Napoli in the Champions League in their last outing, so they’ll be full of confidence heading into today’s game.
The Reds have come on leaps and bounds in the Premier League this season, which has put them in a promising position to secure the title for the very first time.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side face a difficult test later on today as they’ll welcome fierce rivals Manchester United to Anfield in their next Premier League fixture. The Red Devils were rampant in their last domestic outing against Fulham, so they’ll be looking to ruin the Reds’ title hopes.
Therefore, with a must-win encounter coming up, Klopp can upset Man United and boost his side’s title hopes if this DUO start today…
Georginio Wijnaldum is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League, as his tireless work, tracking back and link up play often goes unnoticed with all of the other stars on display at Anfield.
Indeed, the Dutchman put in an incredible performance against Napoli in Liverpool’s tight Champions League victory last time out, as he controlled the midfield and played a big part in the final third.
So, with the Red Devils looking to flood the midfield areas and stop the supply lines, he will play a big part in unlocking United’s defence by patiently waiting for the right opening.
Roberto Firmino has struggled to contribute heavily in the final third in the current campaign, as the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane continue to steal the show. But, the exciting Liverpool pair would struggle to thrive without the Brazilian’s service, as he has been able create bags of space and has linked up the play this season.
Therefore, with Jose Mourinho typically parking the bus and playing on the counter-attack at Anfield, Firmino will play a crucial part when it comes down to getting Liverpool’s two most dangerous attacking outlets involved.