Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that an empty Anfield stadium could give United the much needed win against Liverpool as both teams prepare for Sunday’s clash.
The Red Devil’s went top of the premier league table following a 1 – 0 victory over Burnley on Tuesday, thanks to Paul Pogba’s 71st minute strike.
It was Manchester United’s first time in 8 years to lead the chart. The last time they ever went on top was in 2013; the time legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s won the league title before he retired.
While United’s rise to the top of the table came as a surprise to everyone, Solskjaer doesn’t even think his team have played their best football yet.
Anfield has been a fortress for the Reds, who last suffered a league defeat on home soil over three years ago, since a 2-1 loss against Crystal Palace on April 23, 2017. It was a former Reds Christian Benteke that grabbed both goals for the Eagles.
He said: “I think football and the results in general have shown how important the fans are.
“We’ve not lost away since Anfield last season in the league and I think that’s a lot down to the fans not being there.
“It’s now just green grass or a pitch of green grass and some white lines. No home and away advantage.
“Compared to previous times it’s a bit of an advantage this time.
“To be at home with your fans is the best feeling for a player. It’s not just a cliché. You do need your supporters.”
The 47-year-old Norwegian continued: “We don’t think about the consequences after that, just performances.
“But this is a test and reality check of where we’re at. We have won many tight games and scored a few goals in injury time.
“We have not really set the world alight too many times and to win at Anfield you need to be at your best level.