Predicting Liverpool's next five games after the international break

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez and Jurgen Klopp (r) react during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Liverpool will face Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur within their next five games after the international break.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez and Jurgen Klopp (r) react during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Liverpool have been dealt a huge blow during the international break with star player Sadio Mane facing a lengthy lay-off due to a serious hamstring injury.

The Reds have a dual task of balancing the Premier League and the Champions League at hand, and the next five games will be a huge test for them.

Manchester United (Home)

The Red Devils are undefeated under Jose Mourinho so far, and have scored more away goals than Liverpool at home.

Liverpool cannot afford to drop further points, but we all know how difficult it is to break a Mourinho side when they sit back, defend and hit on the counter-attack.

Prediction: Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

NK Maribor vs (Away)

Liverpool have to win these games in order to progress from their group. Although, away games in Europe are always difficult, the Reds should pull this one out.

Prediction: NK Maribor 1-3 Liverpool

Tottenham vs Liverpool (Away)

This would be a tricky game and how Spurs respond after facing 90 minutes against Real Madrid remains to be seen. Plus, last time they faced a traditional big team at home in the Premier League (Chelsea), they lost 2-1.

However, Spurs have enough quality to unsettle Liverpool, and a draw is the most likely outcome.

Prediction: Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho of Brazil in action during the Brazil training session for 2018  FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier match against Chile at Allianz Parque Stadium on October 09, 2017 in Sao...

Liverpool vs Huddersfield (Home)

Two old friends will reunite at Anfield – Jurgen Klopp and David Wagner – but expect the Reds to come out triumphant.

Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Huddersfield.

Liverpool vs NK Maribor (Home)

By this time, the Reds will get a fair idea about their group position, and will make sure they secure qualification to the next round. A home win is more likely. 

Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 NK Maribor 

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