By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 22nd February 2019
Manchester United have proven a tough nut to crack for Jurgen Klopp since his arrival in England and that looks set to continue at Old Trafford, with goals hard to come by for Liverpool at present.
The Anfield outfit are 5/4 match betting favourites for the Theatre of Dreams showdown, with the Red Devils trading at odds of 2/1 for the win and the draw priced up at 5/2.
With more positivity around United than at any time since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, there could scarcely be a trickier time for Klopp to attempt to improve his record.
Liverpool record against United uninspiring under Klopp
The German has won just two of his eight meetings with the club’s bitter rivals since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund, losing to them twice and drawing four times.
Both of those Klopp-masterminded victories have come at Anfield, including a 3-1 success earlier this term, which, despite Liverpool’s evident superiority, needed two deflected goals from Xherdan Shaqiri to get them over the line against a side imploding under Jose Mourinho.
Last season’s loss at Old Trafford came amidst a period in which they were otherwise unbeaten in 17 games between the end of January and the start of May. How will they fare now they turn up in far less compelling form?
The goals have largely deserted Liverpool lately
Gallingly for a side that rounded out the year putting four past Newcastle, then five past Arsenal, Klopp’s men have found scoring nowhere near as easy since the start of 2019.
They’ve bagged once or less in six of their eight fixtures since January began, with one of the matches in which they did hit more (the 4-3 win against Crystal Palace) finding them the beneficiaries of deflected goals and a massive howler from Eagles stopper Julian Speroni.
Given Klopp’s modest record against United, his team’s recent lack of scoring chops and the Red Devils’ continuing resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, ways to oppose Liverpool in the betting are sure to be popular here.
The 11/10 about the Old Trafford outfit to win in the draw no bet market looks like the pick of them.
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