Manchester United welcomes Liverpool this weekend for Match Day 9. It is going to be a breathtaking contest as The Reds face their arch-rivals in an unbeaten run. We know that Old Trafford is an iconic venue and the atmosphere for this tie especially has always been electric.
Liverpool is behind the European Champions Chelsea by a point who leads the current standings. Manchester City are behind The Reds by a point. As the title race looks tighter, the competition is severe for the top spot.
Liverpool is in fabulous form at the moment and is scoring high on most occasions. This will enrich their spirits and boost their confidence ahead of this crucial clash. For Liverpool to solidify their unbeaten run, this all-important encounter could possibly be the best and the toughest.
On the other hand arch-rivals, Manchester United are reeling at 6. They trail The Reds by four points. The Red Devils will look into this fixture as an important one and especially to get back on track.
Their form has been sloppy and uncertain but they cannot be taken for granted. Manchester United will depend a lot on their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to rejuvenate their hopes.
Manchester United v Liverpool: Match Preview
On the opening day of the season, Liverpool travelled away to Norwich City and notched up a comfortable 0-3 win. Meanwhile Manchester United played old rivals Leeds United at home. The Reds Devils started their Premier League campaign with an easy victory spanking Leeds 5-1.
When these two sides met last at Old Trafford, Liverpool convincingly won 2-4 over Manchester United. The Reds would love to carry on the same mindset while they pay a visit to the rival territory again.
Manchester United lost away to Leicester City 2-4 at the King Power stadium. This would definitely cause them to worry They are known well for bouncing back too. Thus, Klopp’s men will have to be out on the watch and give their best.
Looking at Manchester United’s recent form, Liverpool will be looking to take advantage. Manchester United has won just one of their last 10 Premier League meetings against The Reds.
The Red Devils are also without a clean sheet in their last nine league home games. This is the longest run without one since a run of 10 between September 1970 and February 1971.
Liverpool do not have much to worry about injuries going into this tie. Harvey Elliott is still bound to be out. Thiago Alcantara too will be unavailable. While Curtis Jones is a major doubt as he is still recovering. However, Curtis Jones could possibly return.
Apart from this, Jurgen Klopp has plenty of options in-store. He can still easily rotate players in his squad and expect the best from them. The players looked in great shape against Atletico Madrid the other night. They will surely go out with the same zeal against Manchester United.
Liverpool probable starting lineup:
Predicted Playing XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Manchester United v Liverpool: Prediction
Liverpool definitely goes into this game with the upper hand. The tremendous form and the unbeaten run will charge them up. Manchester United on the other hand are not having it easy at home lately.
This will see the visitors dominate surely. Since this is an important clash for both these sides, The Red Devils could pose a great threat too. But at the moment Jurgen Klopp’s men should have it easy against the arch-rivals on Sunday.
Manchester United 1-2 Liverpool.