Despite maintaining their unbeaten run at Anfield last time out, United have come under focus for what many saw as a negative approach.
Jurgen Klopp hinted that Solskjaer’s side came to defend and Merson offered a similarly damning review of their attacking ambitions.
He added: “United basically parked the bus against Liverpool in the league game. Jose Mourinho would have got slaughtered for it.
“But it worked because they got a draw and that’s all they needed. They might have more of a go in this one but they won’t want to open up too much and lose heavily.”