Liverpool will comfortably beat Manchester United at Anfield today if BT Sport’s ‘The Script’ is anything to go by. The Premier League leaders welcome Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to Merseyside as the Reds look to maintain their unbeaten season.
The Script has predicted results of the game-week, based on statistics, with the world’s leading data analysts using ‘machine learning’ artificial intelligence.
They used the help of experts at Google Cloud, Opta and Squawka to determine potential results of every single league fixture, from August through to May.
And The Script, which has been updated since the start of the season, has Liverpool winning 6-1 at Anfield today.
The prediction comes despite United being the only team to take points off Liverpool so far this season.
The Red Devils earned a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford back in October with Jurgen Klopp’s side winning all of their other 21 league matches.
But United boss Solskjaer is hopeful that he can cause an upset this afternoon.
The Norwegian said: “That was one way we played and then we played differently last year.
“As a manager, I’ve had Liverpool on the opposite side twice and we’ve had different ways of approaching it.
“Just go there and have the confidence, the courage and the arrogance – in a good way. Go there and believe in yourself.
“Handle the crowd, handle your team-mates. There are going to be tackles flying in – it’s a local derby.
“Just win your individual battles and stay emotionally in the game. Control yourselves and just play the game.”
And with United having won at current Premier League champions Manchester City last month, Liverpool boss Klopp is wary of the threat the Red Devils pose.
He said: “I’m sure people will point to their brilliant win away against Manchester City.
“But we analyse far more – we look much deeper – and we know we face the most challenging of opponents today. If anyone thinks that win at City is the only signpost of danger, then they are silly and underestimating.
“So far this season we have done well at getting the balance right in this regard.
“We respect the power of our opponent, but our main focus is always on us and our strengths and our qualities.
“We know we are a very good football team. We know our players have the right values and approach. We believe in each other and what we do.
“We marry our belief with work, by which I mean it’s important to always deliver quality yourself but respect that each fixture presents a new challenge.”