English Premiership

Silvestre warns Man Utd of Anfield inferno

2017-10-13 12:17
Sadio Mane (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre has described the intimidating atmosphere of Anfield ahead of Saturday’s match against Liverpool.

The Red Devils are level with neighbours Manchester City at the top of the Premier League standings ahead of their tip to Merseyside, which the Frenchman described as feeling "like you're going to hell".

"It's a hostile environment and it's a good occasion to see how you react in adversity," he told 888sport. "It's the best place to win games."

Much has been said of Liverpool’s dangerous forward line, but Silvestre believes the Reds need a more reliable striker to be serious title contenders.

"They are good players but hardly world class yet," he said of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Philippe Coutinho.

"Over the course of the 90 minutes you would expect them to make some chances because they are talented but there is not one goal-machine from Salah, Firmino, Mane or Coutinho.

"They are missing that clinical player because at the end of the day it is this one you have to be worried about, the one you expect to finish 20-25 times a season.

"Liverpool doesn't have one yet. United are going to be tested but I think they can control these guys."


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.