Peter Crouch is predicting Liverpool to record a rare win at Old Trafford when they travel to Manchester United on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have struggled on previous visits to rivals United and will be expecting a tough fixture this weekend.
But the Merseyside giants have won all eight of their opening Premier League games so far this season and sit pretty at the top of the table.
Meanwhile, United are in the bottom half of the table and are already 15 points adrift of the division’s pacesetters.
Ex-Liverpool forward Crouch is confident that is former side are going to blow their opponents away and maintain their stunning form.
“Liverpool are setting the pace going into Sunday’s game and I genuinely believe this will be the year my old club become champions,” Crouch told the Daily Mail.
“I can’t see anything other than Liverpool winning on Sunday. It won’t be easy – it doesn’t matter where United are in the standings, they will make this the biggest possible examination – but Liverpool have so much class that I fully expect them to deliver again.”
Liverpool know they could be in for a tough encounter against Manchester United, as they were held to a goalless draw on their last trip to Old Trafford.
But they certainly have the attacking firepower to blow them apart if they are anywhere near their best and have one of the most frightening forward lines in Europe.
United are likely to raise their game an extra 10 per cent for the arrival of Liverpool, but that doesn’t hide from the fact they are a team seriously struggling for form and it’s a total mismatch on paper.