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How Man United Can Beat Liverpool Using Atletico Madrid's Tactics

Man United takes on Liverpool on Sunday, and the two goals Liverpool conceded to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League can give The Red Devils a hint on how to beat them.

This Sunday, Manchester United will face Liverpool at Old Trafford in a Premier League match that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to manage.

Manchester United beat Atalanta 3-2 in the Champions League, but the team's form isn't as good as Jurgen Klopp's side, who are now on a hot streak of results.

After beating Atletico Madrid last week, Liverpool are unbeaten in 21 games in all competitions, but Diego Simeone's team caused Liverpool issues in defence, and Solskjaer should take note of how they did it.

Despite Liverpool's defensive reputation, the Spanish champions posed problems for the Reds throughout the game.

Liverpool won the game, although two goals were conceded down their right wing. Klopp took Naby Keita off at halftime because the squad 'needed to defend the right side better,' and Trent Alexander-Arnold was replaced by Gomez, Rashford in particular, has previously hurt Alexander-Arnold, though it's unclear whether he will be fit enough to play on Sunday after suffering an injury against Atalanta.

It's good news for Manchester United, who have a lot of strength on the left side of the pitch, where players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, and Jadon Sancho usually play.

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Yannick Carrasco took possession of the left wing near the end of the first half after the Belgian retained a wide position by hugging the touchline, despite the ball and every other player on the field being on the opposite flank.

It was a good move, and one that could pay off against Klopp's zonal defending approach, in which all of his players prefer to clog the space surrounding the ball at all times.

Given Simeone's team's low possession percentage of 31%, Manchester United should opt for a counter-attacking strategy involving speed and direct offensive moves against their bitter rivals and Liverpool's left side should be targeted.

It would allow the team to stay organized and closed off without the ball, showcasing Liverpool's defensive deficiencies as Atleti did anytime they regained possession.

In the end, Liverpool are a formidable opponents, but the Red Devils possess the necessary makeup to exploit their weak link and possibly win the game on Sunday.


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