Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has said that Manchester United are unravelling in his Liverpool Echo column, but has warned that the Reds must be at their best against Swansea City on Monday night prior to their meeting with United at Anfield the following Sunday.
Molby has also given his verdict on the FA Cup, where Liverpool will have to play a replay against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park with the reward a semi-final tie against Aston Villa, while United were knocked out by Arsenal.
The Dane said: "I would have been surprised if Man Utd had beaten them because they’ve been poor for a while. It’s unravelling for Louis van Gaal and it’s a miracle they're still in the top four.
"We had our own problems before Christmas of course but if we keep the way we've played in 2015 going I've no doubt we can take that Top Four spot from them."
It's a big weekend in the race for the top four with United facing Tottenham Hotspur, and Swansea proving to be a difficult side for those challenging for the top four places to face this season - notably beating United and Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium this season.
If United maintain a two point gap to Liverpool ahead of next week's game then it will make an interesting watch, but it could rely on Liverpool getting their first win at the Liberty Stadium.
Molby has also backed Liverpool to win their replay in the FA Cup, adding: "Looking back to the Blackburn game in the FA Cup and I do feel it was just a case of one match too far after a very intensive period of games and I don’t think it’s anything to greatly worry about.
"It’s a shame the replay is a month away because the FA Cup kind off gets pushed away from its rightful place at the heart of the football calendar. But It’s important when we do go there that we’re ready to give the fans another trip to Wembley."