Marcus Rashford got Manchester United back in the game against Atalanta which sparked a classic Old Trafford comeback, and he will be targeting further goals against Liverpool.

With two goals in two games following his return to the side, our 23-year-old looks eager to make up for lost time and wants to help contribute to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s star-studded attack.

The memorable Champions League night under the lights at the Theatre of Dreams builds valuable momentum going into the clash against Jurgen Klopp’s side.

And if Rashford is deemed fit enough to start against our fierce rivals, he could cause all sorts of problems for Liverpool.

Rashford can hurt Liverpool

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With Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip likely to be the defensive partnership on Liverpool’s right, Rashford will look to exploit the space TAA may leave behind when he looks to join in Liverpool’s attacks.

Solskjaer may opt to go with the same front four as he did against Atalanta and with Rashford already showing signs of a blossoming partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo, the England international could pull the Liverpool defenders into areas they don’t want to be.

 

With Bruno Fernandes ready to release Rashford into the space, he will undoubtedly run into, time and time again, the 23-year-old will try and get inside the corridor between TAA and Matip.

The England international has five goals in 11 games against Klopp’s Liverpool, two of which came in 2018 when Rashford terrorised Alexander-Arnold.

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He’ll be looking to give his England teammate the same nightmares today and if he can isolate the full-back one-v-one, he has the pace and trickery to beat him on the inside or outside.

With Virgil van Dijk likely to be tasked with paying special attention to Ronaldo, as shown against Atalanta, Rashford could capitalise by running beyond the 36-year-old.

Rashford has only failed to score against Liverpool at Old Trafford in one of the last five meetings between the two sides.

If Rashford torments Liverpool again today, he could well blow the roof off Old Trafford.

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