Liverpool’s season is yet to gather the much-needed momentum this campaign prior to their high-voltage encounter against bitter rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils have been in sensational form under Jose Mourinho and currently placed on top of the league table jointly with local rivals Manchester City who are only ahead on goal difference.
The Reds are suffering due to defensive frailty, lack of conversion as well as injury concerns which resulted in only one win in previous seven outings. Yet, Jurgen Klopp’s men must step up now and register a victory to get their derailed campaign back on track against all odds.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Injury Update:
Liverpool have suffered a massive blow as Sadio Mane has been ruled out for six months with a hamstring injury that he sustained in his international duties. Adam Lallana is closing in on regaining full fitness following his thigh injury but yet to be fit enough to make it to the matchday squad. Nathaniel Clyne is still unavailable due to a lower back strain.
Manchester United will be without French midfield sensation Paul Pogba who is out with thigh strain. Marouane Fellaini is unavailable with a knee injury. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo are recovering from their long-term injuries but still months away from making the first-team return. Michael Carrick is a doubt due to a calf strain but defender Phil Jones is expected to be ready for their trip to Anfield after recovering from a minor knee injury.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Probable Lineups:
Subs: Loris Karius, Ragnar Klavan, James Milner, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Daniel Sturridge, Andrew Robertson.
Subs: Sergio Romero, Daley Blind, Victor Lindelof, Matteo Darmian, Anthony Martial, Chris Smalling, Jesse Lingard.
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Liverpool vs Manchester United Last Meeting:
Their previous league meeting at Anfield ended scorelessly last year.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Key Players:
Liverpool will mostly rely on their attacking trio of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah in front of goal. Skipper Jordan Henderson, Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum must step up and improve their game in order to control the game from the middle of the park.
Manchester United, on the other hand, have a host of game-changers namely Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial who are in sublime form and scoring goals regularly. Also, the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata are creating enough chances for the attackers whereas Nemanja Matic is controlling their game from a deep midfield role. The Red Devils have conceded only twice in the league this term so far and David De Gea, the Spanish custodian, has been a massive influence between the sticks.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Head-To-Head Stats (In All Competitions):
Liverpool Win: 75
Manchester United Win: 87
Liverpool vs Manchester United Current Form ( In All Competitions):
Manchester United: W-W-W-W-W-W
Liverpool vs Manchester United Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
Manchester United: 13/8
Liverpool vs Manchester United Live Streaming:
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