Jamie Carragher predicts Liverpool versus Manchester United

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Liverpool host Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

Former England international Jamie Carragher predicts that Liverpool and Manchester United will share the spoils on Sunday in a highly-entertaining 2-2 draw, Sky Sports report.

The former Liverpool defender was analysing the upcoming counter for Sky Sports and foresees the Reds struggling to keep United out due to their lack of defensive capabilities at present.

"I'd love to see Liverpool win the game, obviously, but I actually think it will be a draw," Carragher said.

“I can see a 2-2. Rooney is coming back into form and I think Anthony Martial is a fantastic player.”

"The problems Liverpool have at the moment, conceding goals with their goalkeeper and back four, you can't see Liverpool keeping United out."

Liverpool head into the clash coming off the back of a thrilling 3-3 draw with Arsenal, a result which left them some five points shy of the top four.

Going forward the Merseyside club have players who can hurt United, yet their mounting absences through injury has left them short of options at the back and they look extremely vulnerable.

United have been widely criticised for their boring style of play this season, and as such they appeared to open up a little bit more against Newcastle United in midweek resulting in a shock 3-3 draw.

Louis van Gaal is having problems striking the right balance, yet in Rooney and Martial he has potential match-winners who are more than capable of deciding a closely contested encounter.

United won this fixture last season with Juan Mata in particular in excellent form, yet Klopp’s side have thus far risen to occasion against so-called better opposition and they will fancy their chances.

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