Liverpool have drawn too many league matches this season, something which will almost certainly come back to haunt them in May. They would be two points clear of Manchester United if they had won both matches against Stoke City instead of drawing them, thus meaning that a win at Old Trafford would put them in the driving seat.
Daniel Agger has bemoaned his side’s failure to have that killer instinct that their titles rivals certainly possess at the moment. Sky Sports reports that the Dane feels that Liverpool’s game at Old Trafford next month is a must-win due to the potential five-point deficit that could exist between the two teams after United play Fulham next week.
“I take my hat off to United. They have showed scary strength and have many strings to play on,” Agger told Ekstra Bladet.
“They are the most stable and they win the close games.
“If we want to keep our chances for the trophy alive we can’t draw in so many games,” added Agger.
“Manchester United could be five points ahead of us if they win next Wednesday’s game against Fulham.
“Because of that we will have to beat them at Old Trafford.”
Do Liverpool supporters feel confident of going to Manchester United and grabbing an all-important win? The Merseyside team finished eleven points behind their arch-rivals last season, but will hope to close the gap this time around and prove that they can compete for the title all the way to the line.