Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that Liverpool have still been “playing well” despite their recent drop in form.
Liverpool are winless in their last five Premier League games. Before this, they were at the top of the table, but they have now dropped down to fourth.
Meanwhile, Man United have been on a great run. They are unbeaten in their previous nine league games. This run has seen them overtake Liverpool at the top. Solskajer’s men now sit two clear at the summit and they are also six points ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The arch-rivals met in the league last Sunday. That game finished 0-0 as United missed second half chances to win it.
Man United and Liverpool face off again this Sunday in the FA Cup fourth round at Old Trafford. Speaking with United’s official website, Solskjaer suggested that Liverpool are still a “top team” despite their recent poor form:
“They’re still playing well. I said it was the best time to meet them last week. That was of no disrespect to them, it was because it was the best time for us. We are in good form; we are in a great mode of confidence and momentum and we felt we could have won the away game.
“They will want to go through in the cup as well. They’re a few points behind us in the league but they’re still a top team.
“We had four home games on the bounce, now we had three away games on the bounce. You have to say, winning at Burnley, winning at Fulham and drawing against Liverpool, seven points – they’re decent results.”