After last night’s FA Cup fourth round draw, Liverpool discovered their fate, with them facing an interesting doubleheader of games just one week apart in both the coveted cup competition and in the league.
The Reds drew long time rivals Manchester United for their fourth-round tie and will now face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side twice in the space of a week with their Premier League game on the 17th January and the FA Cup tie on the 23rd, as well as having to face Burnley in between.
Can Liverpool beat Manchester United?
It will prove to be a tough few games for the Reds during this period with two massive games between quality opponents and it will likely prove a big week in the clubs season with Manchester United currently joint with the Reds on 33 points in the Premier League, with Klopp’s side just above on goal difference.
However, United face Burnley tonight in the league and if they come away from the game with three points, then it will leave Sunday’s game against them with an even bigger need for a win – as a loss against the Red Devils would put us 6 points behind them and possibly put a gap between them and the rest of the competition depending on the other clubs’ results this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp did reveal his plans to prepare for the big game against United on Sunday, with him stating that the club will use the big break between this and their Aston Villa game on Friday to create some 11v11 situations in training to keep the rhythm of the squad and to keep them match fit ahead of such an important game.
What do you think Liverpool fans, will the next few weeks prove tough for the Reds? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below…