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FA Cup: Man United vs Liverpool

Man United vs Liverpool 

Liverpool are at their worst form during the Juergen Klopp dynasty. MU is still maintaining excitement. It has been 3 years that the Reds have not been able to win The Kop in any arena. But tonight will be their chance to overthrow Liverpool ...

In the middle of the week, Liverpool just received a 0-1 defeat against Burnley. It was the defeat that Juergen Klopp claimed to be his own responsibility. In addition, Klopp also described "that defeat as a punch in the middle of the face" and "Liverpool lost the game that should not be able to lose". All in all, The Kop is at a stage where they have their worst form since Klopp arrived at Anfield. 

The defeat to Burnley ended Liverpool's 69 unbeaten streak at Anfield in the Premier League. It was also the 4th consecutive match that they did not score any goals in the Premier League. This is the first time that Klopp's team has been in the league for so long in 15 years since he was at Mainz. In addition, this is also the first time The Kop has not scored in four consecutive Premier League matches after 21 years. Calculated, the last time Liverpool found the opponent's net was a 1-1 draw with a newly promoted team West Brom on December 28. 

The Kop is also in a series of 5 rounds of unknown victory in the Premier League. During the past more than a month, their only victory was 4-1 against Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup. But remember it was a match where Aston Villa had to use a young global squad because the first team had more than 10 people with Covid-19. The above-mentioned catastrophic statistics have indicated the poor performance of the Red Brigade. 

There are several reasons for The Kop's decline. The first reason, as mentioned, is of course that the public goods have lost their effectiveness. Before Burnley, Mohamed Salah and his teammates launched a total of 27 shots but could not score. Another important reason for Liverpool to play worse is the decline in the form of the defenders, especially the position of Alexander-Arnold. Two seasons ago, the full-back pair contributed a lot to the attacking style of The Kop. Even the excellence of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson partly compensates for the limited creativity of the Liverpool central midfield trio. But this season, Trent Alexander-Arnold has fallen a lot when his crosses are suddenly harmless. In the match against Burnley, the right-back made 22 crosses, but only managed once. 

In addition to the above reasons, it can also be mentioned "traumatic storm", the absence of a series of pillars, along with the bad luck ..., to explain the decline of The Kop. In that situation, the trip to the MU yard at this time was a little more or less evil with Liverpool. 

Exactly 1 week ago, the Red Devils also confronted The Kop. Right at Anfield, MU made Liverpool, despite the ability to control the ball, to attack in a deadlock. Even if they made better use of opportunities, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba could have won the Red Devils at Anfield. That impressive performance will help MU more confident before tonight's The Kop clash. 

Progress has been seen in the Red Devils over the past two months. Particularly in the Premier League, they have been unbeaten in the last 13 matches, won 10 wins and received the reward of climbing to the top of the rankings. Ole Solskjaer increasingly shows sharpness in tactical ability. At Anfield, he pulled Pogba to kick in the right midfield and this adjustment helped MU curb the danger of Robertson. 

Before the confrontation with Liverpool a week ago, Solsa confirmed that this was a better time to meet The Kop. And they made a tie at Anfield. Tonight, be kicked at Old Trafford. And this will be an opportunity for the Red Devils to overthrow Liverpool, and beat this team for the first time in 3 years of only drawing and losing.