LONDON: Manchester United’s bid to win the Premier League for the first time in eight years will face a major test when the leaders face champions Liverpool on Sunday. With points certain to be dropped by one of the title contenders at Anfield this weekend, third-placed Manchester City can climb back into the race. Slumping Chelsea has been forced to put their own title ambitions on hold after a woeful run that must be arrested soon to take the pressure off boss Frank Lampard.
Manchester United head to Anfield knowing they have a golden opportunity to open up a potentially priceless six-point lead over Jurgen Klopp’s men. First time since Alex Ferguson’s title-winning farewell season in 2012-13, United are top of the table at this stage of the campaign.
United have won seven league games on their travels this term, while Liverpool – ravaged by defensive injuries and suddenly short of goals – have gone three league matches without a victory.
“They’re champions by right and we’re looking forward to it and it’s a great test of where we’re at against a good team,” Solskjaer said.