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14th Jan, 2017 | 7:51am

Stan Collymore predicts Liverpool clash against Man United

By Harvey Byrne

Stan Collymore believes that Liverpool will suffer a defeat against fierce rivals Manchester United on Sunday.

The Reds are currently preparing to face Jose Mourinho’s outfit at Old Trafford in what is set to be a close encounter between second and sixth place.

The two teams could not be separated the previous time they met at Anfield this campaign, playing out a 0-0 draw.

But, former Reds man Collymore believes there will be goals this time and has predicted United as 2-1 victors.

The two rivals are currently separated by four places and five points in the Premier League table.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side have went through a difficult week in the cups, playing out a 0-0 draw with League Two outfit Plymouth, while losing 1-0 to Southampton.

They were also held to a 2-2 draw in their last league meeting with Sunderland, which saw two Jermain Defoe goals cancel out Daniel Sturridge and Sadio Mane’s efforts.

The Merseyside giants will be keen to ensure they don’t continue their bad form into the league as top of the league Chelsea’s closest competitors with five points between the two.

Liverpool will see the match as a fixture they need to win to maintain their title hopes.

Meanwhile, Manchester United will also look at it as a match they need to pick up all three points in, in order to break into the top four.

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