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Robbie Fowler admits showdown with Manchester United is 'bigger for Liverpool'


Robbie Fowler admits showdown with Manchester United is ‘bigger for Liverpool’ with pressure cranked up on Reds amid stuttering form – but Anfield legend believes his old side will be ‘quietly confident’

  • Liverpool could go six points behind leaders Manchester United if they lose 
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are flying high in contrast to Reds’ slump in form
  • Robbie Fowler says it is a huge game and bigger for Liverpool at the moment  

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler believes the pressure is on his old side more than Manchester United for this Sunday’s table-topping showdown. 

The Reds have slumped in recent weeks whereas surprise leaders United are three points clear and heading to Anfield full of confidence. 

Former Liverpool striker Fowler thinks the game is bigger for the hosts as they will be desperate not to find themselves six points adrift ahead of a tough few weeks. 

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are preparing to face fierce rivals Manchester United on Sunday

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are preparing to face fierce rivals Manchester United on Sunday

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are flying high and three points clear at the summit

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are flying high and three points clear at the summit 

That said, Fowler also tipped Jurgen Klopp’s side to win it and believes they’ll be quietly confident. 

He told Sky Sports: ‘It is massively important, certainly for Liverpool now because obviously they find themselves behind in the table, and they don’t want to get further behind.

‘I think they’ll go into this game quietly confident. They’re not playing unbelievable stuff at the minute, but they are there or thereabout and knowing that if they do get this right result then it puts them in such a good space and ready to go on from there.

‘It’s a huge game. It’s probably bigger for Liverpool because of the situation the clubs find themselves in. I’m a Liverpool man, so Liverpool are going to win the game.

‘When you win these games it can make your whole week.’

Liverpool come into the game without a win in three, drawing against West Brom and Newcastle then losing to Southampton last time out. 

Fowler, currently managing East Bengal in the Indian Super League, understands the importance of the game and it could have a significant bearing on whether the Reds can defend their title.

Liverpool have not lost at home for three-and-a-half years so, despite the shaky recent form, will be confident they can see off their traditional foes.  

Robbie Fowler believes the game is bigger for the Reds than the league leaders

Robbie Fowler believes the game is bigger for the Reds than the league leaders 

Liverpool have been on a slump recently but Fowler thinks they will be quietly confident

Liverpool have been on a slump recently but Fowler thinks they will be quietly confident

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