Juan Mata scores for Manchester United against Hull in the EFL Cup semifinal first leg on Tuesday. They host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann has warned his old club they might be in for a shocker when they visit Manchester United on Sunday. Read also: Ronaldo joins Musa's Leicester for another award nomination
Jurgen Klopp’s men visit Old Trafford this weekend as they face off to their fierce rivals in the Premier League and former Liverpool hero Hamann thinks the Reds might be in for a shock.
Speaking to the Paddy Power blog, the German said that Liverpool will struggle to handle Jose Mourinho's resurgent Manchester United side, who he believes remain serious title contenders.
“Once Mourinho’s teams start rolling they’re like a juggernaut, they can be incredibly hard to stop,” Hamann said.
“United are unbeaten in 11 league games now – when he was at Chelsea Jose went on an unbeaten league run of 40 games and it wasn't a one-off.
“Chelsea had six unbeaten stretches that went over 12 games in the league under Mourinho’s watch. Manchester United haven’t been too successful in recent years but there is huge belief in the camp.
“They are a serious force, and there’s no reason why this momentum would stop between now and May. Man United still have a massive role to play in the title race.
“Ten points is a lot of ground to make up on Chelsea, but in the third week of December they were nine points off fourth place.
“Now they’re only three points away from Man City in fourth, and can close the gap to Liverpool to two if they win on Sunday. It isn't impossible.
“Jose Mourinho’s game has changed. He’s not as brash or cocky as he was earlier on in the season, and Manchester United look like a different beast now.
“It’s really come together for them. They have the most talented squad in the league. There’s no doubt about it.”