Are Liverpool facing Manchester United at the wrong time despite Lallana's form

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Liverpool travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Despite the Premier League table currently placing them four places above their rivals, is it fair to say that Liverpool are facing Manchester United at the worst time? 

HITC Sport's Michael Ramsey and James Rutherford seem to think so...

"Liverpool are just playing them at the wrong time," James suggested.

"Mane's unavailable, it's going to come too early for Coutinho I'd imagine, especially from the start. Henderson's touch and go. That's three key players already whereas Manchester United, other than Eric Bailly, [are] pretty much full strength or as strong as they can be."

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

It is perhaps not just injuries that gives Jose Mourinho's men the slight advantage going into Sunday's contest at Old Trafford.

Liverpool have not won any of their last three in all competitions, while Manchester United go into the fixture having won their last nine and having not lost since early November.

Despite the suggestion that Jurgen Klopp's side may struggle, the guys suggested that there is one player who could swing the game in their favour following a sensational start to the season.

"What good form Adam Lallana's in," James stated.

Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring their third goalLiverpool's Adam Lallana

"Unbelievable. He's probably one of the best players in the league this season," Michael replied.

With seven goals and seven assists in the league this season, Lallana is undoubtedly enjoying one of the best spells of his career so far, and Liverpool may perhaps look to him to make a match-winning impact against their rivals this weekend.

Interestingly, the guys could not agree on where the points will be going. But to find their thoughts in full, as well as their predictions, simply watch the preview at the top of the page...

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