And No, it isn’t the absence of Sadio Mane!
Jurgen Klopp has this.one dream. It’s a dream of attacking football. It’s a dream of lots of attacking players moving between midfield and attack, making assists and playing fast on the counter attack.
To achieve this dream he’s sacrificed one thing. His midfield. And it’s exactly where Mourinho’s strengthened. Pogba may be missing tomorrow but the presence of Matic breaking up the Liverpool attacks, will be the key factor in the game. Put simply, the Man Utd man is unopposed in the Liverpool side. Henderson has been sub par this year. Can is still showing promise rather than delivering and Coutinho is visibly counting the days till he’s in a red and blue shirt.
United are a more solid, defensively rounded team this season and Matic protecting an evolving defence is the key reason. This will be the difference at Anfield tomorrow.
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