Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already admitted that his side could dent Liverpool’s title hope.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held his pre-match press conference this morning as Manchester United prepare to host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. The Norwegian gave some positive injury news regarding Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard as he suggested both players may be available for the visit of Liverpool which will give United a huge boost, although he did stress it would not be an issue if they weren’t available as he could play the same side that beat Chelsea.
United go into the match with Liverpool in good spirits after recovering from the disappointment of losing for the first time under Solskjaer by knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup and advancing to the quarter finals. But Solskjaer is aware Liverpool will be a tough test as Jurgen Klopp’s side have only lost once in the league this season. Here’s what Solskjaer replied when asked if his side can beat Liverpool. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked if his side can beat Liverpool and his response was quite brilliant. He said, “I wouldn’t tell anyone, would I?” The Norwegian has suffered just one defeat since replacing Jose Mourinho in December. Manchester United visit Old Trafford knowing that if they win they will go three points clear of Manchester City at the Premier League summit.
Not only that, it will also be a huge boost ahead of the run-in and ticks off their hardest test that remains between now and May. With City taking a break from league action in the League Cup final against Chelsea, it’s a good chance for Liverpool to climb back into the driving seat. But United will be desperate to win seeing as there is much more than three points at stake. Jurgen Klopp will be looking to take some inspiration from his countryman Thomas Tuchel after he masterminded the defeat. And Solskjaer has admitted that he needs to see an improvement from that performance.
“We have to perform better than we did against PSG, because it’s a big game, a big team, suddenly we’re not underdogs any more,” he said. Solskjaer further added, “For them it’s a big game, we want to be in the top four and we’re playing Liverpool. We know how big that game is for Manchester United, the staff, supporters. We are just looking forward to another challenge for this team. We want to build this team to be worthy of Manchester United’s history and it’s another step. [Wins against] Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea away, [it was] fantastic to win those three.”
Solskjaer must be hoping his side performs the same as they did against Chelsea and Tottenham. He knows how much confidence the victory could give in their chances of finishing in top 4.