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Liverpool vs Manchester United: History beckons for Dalglish

| 15.10.2011

Liverpool’s biggest game of the season is already upon them and 11/5 seems a generous price that they will make Premier League history by beating Manchester United.

Never since the introduction of the Premier League have Manchester United lost four successive away games against the same opponent, but this is a fate that awaits them at Anfield.

Meanwhile, Kenny Dalglish has a fine record as manager at Anfield against Manchester United, losing only once and that was way back in 1986.

There are further boosts to Liverpool as Dalglish seems to have a fully-fit squad at his disposal and there is every chance that talismanic midfielder Steven Gerrard will make his first start of the campaign following a groin problem.

Manchester United’s away form in games against their leading Premier League rivals has also not been the best in recent seasons.

However, with Liverpool having already conceded goals at Anfield this season to Sunderland, Bolton and Wolves, Manchester United will certainly feel that they will get their chances in front of goal and they will be determined to extend their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Manchester United’s odds are 6/4 to beat Liverpool, with the draw available at 2/1, despite the points not being shared in the last 12 encounters between the pair.

These showdowns have been largely eventful in recent seasons, with four penalties awarded in the last five and five red cards in the last seven encounters.

Furthermore, hat-tricks were scored in both league meetings between the two in the last campaign.

Luis Suarez is still to score more than once in a single game for Liverpool but he is perhaps the most likely in their ranks to net a hat-trick at 33/1.

For Manchester United, Wayne Rooney already has nine league goals to his name this season and is 25/1 in the same market.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.