Premier League arch-rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will meet at Old Trafford on Sunday. Before the two most popular clubs in English football revive their rivalry, here is news on Manchester United vs Liverpool.
With a win over their biggest rivals, the hosts will practically seal a top-four slot next season. They are second on the Premier League table.
Liverpool, on the other hand, are a long way from Champions League qualification, as they are sixth on the table.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Team news
- After United thrashed Roma 6-2 in their Europa League semi-final first-leg on Thursday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has an odd role.
- After such a convincing win, it is unclear what kind of squad Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would field against Liverpool.
- Going into Sunday’s visit to Liverpool, he may rest key players like Bruno Fernande. Atlernately, now that they are all but in the Europa League final, he may opt to play fringe players next Thursday instead.
- To face Liverpool, Dean Henderson will almost definitely return to the starting lineup.
- Eric Bailly will expect to make his first appearance for United since March.
Manchester United possible starting lineup: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani
- At Old Trafford on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp hopes to reintroduce Fabinho to central midfield. However, that depends on Nat Phillips’ injury recovery period.
- Five Liverpool stars are now on the sidelines. Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, and Diogo Jota started against Newcastle, but one of them could be dropped here.
- Firmino and Mane, in particular, have been ineffective in front of goal for some time. Still, Klopp is reluctant to dismiss any player due to his devotion to them.
- Curtis Jones came off the bench against Newcastle last weekend after recovering from injury.
Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Kabak, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane; Jota
- After last weekend’s draw with Leeds, Manchester United still have work to do to claim second place in the Premier League.
- Nonetheless, a top four finish is all but assured, and their attention is now on winning the Europa League.
- For a long time, Liverpool has failed to maintain any kind of continuity. Their defense underwent an injury crisis all season. And their attackers have been especially inefficient in front of goal wither. In the Premier League in 2021, Jurgen Klopp’s side has scored just 17 goals from 267 attempts.
The most frequent outcome in the league history of this match is a goalless draw.
Both sides have struggled to score 20 times in this prestigious match.
Man United’s recent history of 0-0 draws and Liverpool’s continuing goal-scoring woes don’t give hope for something else.
So, it’s tempting to expect another stalemate for Sunday’s match. We expect the spoils to be shared at the end of the match.
Desipte a draw, we are looking for a more exciting match than the one that took place at Anfield in January.