Liverpool attacker Roberto Firmino could “tear Man United apart” when the sides face off on Monday (22 August).
That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider ahead of the clash at Old Trafford.
On Thursday (19 August), as quoted by James Pierce, Jurgen Klopp claimed Firmino, 30, is ready to start against Man United.
This comes with summer signing Darwin Nunez set to miss the game through suspension after his red card against Crystal Palace last Monday (15 August).
FIrmino started Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Fulham (6 August) but missed the Palace clash through injury,
Kenny insists the returning Brazilian is more than capable of causing problems for the Man United defence.
Listen, he might not be the preferred option these days but he is still Roberto Firmino,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“How many goals has he scored for Liverpool? He knows where the net is. Even if he didn’t, this Man United team is shocking.
“Firmino could tear Man United apart if they play like they have done in their first two games, there is no doubt about that.
“He might not play the full 90 minutes but the last few times Man United have played Liverpool the game has been done in the first half.
“Nunez not playing is a shame for them but let’s not pretend like Firmino is a bad option.”
Man United are winless from their opening two Premier League games.
They have lost to Brighton and Brentford.