The Reds will take on United at Anfield in the Premier League, and former Liverpool winger Barnes expects the home team to register a 1-0 victory.
“This game’s always a tough one to call, but I think that with the Anfield crowd behind them Liverpool will have enough to edge out a Manchester United side that don’t score many goals,” the former Newcastle United star has written on Titanbet.co.uk. “Goalscorer – Christian Benteke.”
“I think this will be a really exciting game,” the former Scotland international has written on Paddypower.com. “But I think Liverpool will win. At home, I think they’ll just have the better attack. Both defences are suspect. I’m calling a home win.
A footnote added: “Andy’s bet : Roberto Firmino to score and Liverpool to win 9/2.”
Liverpool will head into the game at Anfield on the back of a 3-3 draw with Arsenal at home.
Although the Reds failed to win against the Gunners at Anfield on Wednesday evening, their performance was encouraging.
The Merseyside outfit are struggling for wins at the moment, but Jurgen Klopp’s side will be up for the encounter against United.
Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal’s side will head into the match against Liverpool on the back of a 3-3 draw with Newcastle United away from home at St. James’ Park.
United’s defending against the Magpies left much to be desired, and they will find it tough against Liverpool.