Liverpool’s big gob, Pepe Reina, has today spoken out about the confidence his side feel after beating Marseille midweek, who are currently four points away from the relegation zone in Ligue 1.
Despite being outplayed by Reading less than a week ago Reina thinks Liverpool have got what it takes the claim a win against the Champions, who drew with Roma away, ranked second in Italy, with a second string lineup.
“We certainly have a lot of confidence about Sunday now,” he said. “We know we must be ready for United but it could be a great game in front of our own fans – and we expect to win. We have one of the best teams in Europe, although there are some tough teams in the Premier League and it’s a lot more difficult this year. At Reading last week we saw that anyone can beat anyone else at the moment. Chelsea, Arsenal and United are in really good form and it’s very difficult to finish ahead of them in the long term. But the Premier League is a long race and we want to keep the momentum going.”
As I wrote earlier in the week, in the past ten meetings between the two clubs in the league, United have won eight, drawn one, and lost one. The last time a Liverpool player scored a goal against United in the league was April 2004. Roll on Sunday!