As Liverpool prepare for their ‘˜Grand Slam Sunday’ game against Premier League leaders Manchester United on Sunday, knowing that victory at Old Trafford will put the pressure on third place Chelsea and make the title race very interesting going into the last seven games of the season, Reds fans have been discussing the match in prospect.
The This Is Anfield forums have been buzzing this week with pre-match talk of tactics, predictions and team news. You too can get involved in the discussions here.
Here’s what a few of the fans have been posting in the forums in the last couple of days:
“I would settle for a point, it would still give us an advantage pointwise going into the derby and takes points of the mancs in there title challenge.” brendanmurphy
“If you guys remember the last game, vidic and ferdinand contained torres well enough but dirk kuyt didn’t really penetrate the united defense despite being unmarked.
Rafa needs to address the issue that if torres is double marked, someone else needs to exploit the gaps left by the united defense. Preferably, it should be someone with pace….like babel.” MaxPower15
“I honestly think that Gerrard will play as attacking as he has been these past few games and will hopefully pull something out of the bag. Gerrard has been on form playing a free role, so Rafa won’t hopefully rein him in. Alonso and Masch and maybe even Kuyt (if he plays) can handle the mancs attacking.” Scrummie
“If Ferdinand is ruled out through injury, then ol’ whiskey nose will have to play Wes Brown or that kid Pique alongside Vidic – and that might just give us the edge.” Dragonshadow