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Former Liverpool player Danny Murphy has backed the Merseysiders to beat Manchester United in the upcoming derby.

Solskjaer’s side will look to put their miseries aside when they face the league leaders, in what happens to be a much-anticipated game for both parties. United are currently 12th in the league while Liverpool yet to register a loss. And, Murphy thinks his former club can easily keep up with their winning streak at Old Trafford.

Writing for his BBC Column, Murphy said: “This time, United are struggling, while Liverpool also have such a healthy lead at the top of the table after winning their first eight games that they are not in a position where they will be feeling any pressure.”

“As far as the bigger picture goes, Liverpool are eight points clear so it would not even matter too much this time if they were beaten, but I don’t see that happening. I am backing them to win.”

He continued: “The way I expect United to play should suit Liverpool down to the ground.”

“If United come out and attack, which is what I think will happen, then that will play right into Liverpool’s hands.”

“When United are at home, there is always an obligation for them to have a go at the opposition, especially in this particular fixture – and even more so now because of their recent form.”

“United need a reaction in front of their own fans because their recent performances have been lacklustre and lethargic in many ways, with none of the creativity, energy or pace you expect from them.”

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