If Liverpool are to finish inside the Premier League's top four, they need to be brave at Manchester United.

Their poor record there under Jurgen Klopp simply has to change.

They will need to travel to Old Trafford with a lot more belief than they have in recent years.

Because they go there and freeze far too often and Liverpool fans have seen it too many times.

Even last season when they went there in great form at the start of the season, they did not do themselves any sort of justice at all.

The last time the Reds did anything of note was as far back as the Europa League game in March 2016 and that was only a draw to take them through on aggregate.

Look, lesser teams than Liverpool have gone there and won this season, so what's the difference?

Now is the time to go there and express yourself.

Defensively you can only hope the problems ease off and Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies are both in contention, but I thought Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips did really well against Southampton on Saturday night.

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But to get a big result at Old Trafford, Klopp is going to need a bit of experience at the back.

Manchester United fans will want them to win against Leicester on Tuesday to keep alive those faint hopes of the Premier League title.

But looking at the two teams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will put out in these games this week, it will be stronger against Liverpool, let's face it.

That is the one watched most all around the world and the one United fans will most want to win.

Their supporters would love nothing more than to beat us and end our hopes for a place in next season's Champions League, the same way we would if it was the other way around.

So I think Solskjaer will know that and I think even Alex Ferguson might have a word if he doesn't already!

With three games in five days, Solskjaer knows he will have to rotate with the way modern football is and I've no doubt there will be more established stars against Liverpool than Leicester.

He knows they want to save face and if United are to finally concede the title to Manchester City this week they would rather do it against Leicester than Liverpool at Old Trafford.

So weighing it all up, the United boss will hold back whoever he has to for Liverpool on Thursday and play a much-changed team on Tuesday night against Brendan Rodgers' men.

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Leicester could yet bottle it.

Liverpool have left themselves in this situation because of how inconsistent they have been.

A few more positive results across this season and they wouldn't need a scenario where they are relying on teams to do them favours with just a few games left.

The one thing I will say is, if Leicester lose against Manchester United then they have got two games against Chelsea in the FA Cup final and at Stamford Bridge, as well Tottenham at home, where they have been poor, so they will be right up against it.

They could easily lose all three and find themselves once again outside the Champions League places like last season.

They looked like they were going to qualify last season but they bottled it late on.

How many points are they realistically going to pick up against Man United, Chelsea and Tottenham when they have the FA Cup to think about too?

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Leicester could do well in those games, of course, but they are three of the worst on the paper that they could wish for in the last few weeks of the season.

If Liverpool win all their games then I am sure that the 12 points picked up from that will see them into the Champions League next season.

But, as we know, Thursday night at Manchester United is the big one.

We have to believe we can go there and win.

I think Liverpool have a really good chance of making this top four if they go there and win, but if they don't it is really difficult because the games are running out.