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Prepare for goals galore as Liverpool host Man Utd

| 17.01.2016

The rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United produces one of the most watched games in the world and this occasion will be no different.

Both were involved in thrilling 3-3 draws this week, with the Red Devils struggling against Newcastle United and the Reds fighting valiantly to get a point out of table-topping Arsenal.

These games highlighted the weakness in defence of these two North-West rivals and this is something each should be able to take advantage of in this encounter.

Many United fans were encouraged by the new attacking impetus on display from their side and this should help them against an injury-ravaged Liverpool who had to bring in Steven Caulker on loan to cover for their lack of defensive options.

To make matters worse for their threadbare squad, Jurgen Klopp will have to contend with five players definitely out and another five just recovered, the clash with Arsenal was a fast paced and physical affair that would have taken a lot out of those able to get out on the pitch.

Thus, with the option of rotating much of the team not really an option, the Red Devils will be able to take advantage of their tired opponents.

Therefore, the best option for punters looking to cash in on this game is to take advantage of the latest Ladbrokes promotion.

Backing Man Utd to win and both teams to score was priced at 9/2, but can now be backed at 6/1.

Wayne Rooney has rediscovered his scoring boots, finding the net four times in his last three games across all competitions.

Thus, it seems a great time to back him for *Ladbrokes Double Odds First Goalscorer promotion, especially as he opened the scoring in two of those three matches.

Backing the Man Utd and England captain to break the deadlock as they face Liverpool is priced at 11/2 and would be a wise choice.

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Dan Ross

After a brief stint as a commentator, Dan took his passion for football into writing and went on to gain an NCTJ in sports journalism. A lifelong Walsall fan, he's followed the Saddlers through the highs, getting to Wembley for the first time ever last season, and the lows, namely relegation to League Two in 2006.