Tonight Liverpool face Manchester United in what could be one of the deciding games of the season. If Liverpool win the game then they will have demonstrated not only their intent but also their ability to win the league.

Liverpool is heading into the match with better form having won their last four Premier League games and former team captain Graeme Souness has said that he believes that if they win the game they will “have a real chance this year.”

He said that given the team’s history over recent seasons he would be happy with a top four finish but he expects people are “maybe thinking even more than top four.”

Manchester United have won four, drawn one and lost two games so far this season and Thierry Henry, the former Arsenal striker, said that he thinks the team is up for a big test at Anfield. Henry said that at present United “are not playing extremely well.”

He went on to say that, “Last year the Manchester United of Louis van Gaal used to manage these games really well and maybe not the others. It’s how they are going to respond to what Liverpool throw at them and what face they are going to show.”

Gianluca Vialli has also backed the Merseyside team for tonight’s match. He said that “Liverpool wants to fight for the title and Manchester United, so far, have been a bit questionable so they want to be part of that elite clubs playing for the title”.

Vialli went on to say that Liverpool is the most likely to win the match and that if the team can sustain their consistency then they will be in with a real shot at winning their first title in over twenty years.