Premier League 2022-23: Manchester United Vs Liverpool Match Preview

Manchester United vs Liverpool

Manchester United will host bitter rivals, Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday evening in the biggest match on the English football calendar.

Premier League Matchweek 3 ends at Old Trafford where the two greatest English Clubs lock horns. Manchester United Vs Liverpool, the battle of Reds. Currently, both the teams are waiting for their first win of the new 2022/23 Premier League season.

United are currently at the bottom of the Premier League table. Having lost their opening two matches to Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford. Liverpool are in 12th, having drawn their first two games of the campaign against Fulham and Crystal Palace.

Manchester United Vs Liverpool Preview

Man United was humiliated by Liverpool in their two Premier League games last season, losing 5-0 at Old Trafford and 4-0 at Anfield; Jurgen Klopp’s side has won each of their last three league meetings, with the United failing to beat their rivals in England’s top flight since March 2018.

The first half would be a very crucial part of the game as Liverpool conceded two of their three goals in the first half. Whereas Man United conceded all their 6 goals in the first half. In their first two games of this season respectively.

United have won only one out of their last 12 meetings against Liverpool in the Premier League. (D6 L5) they are winless in eight games since march 2018. Moreover, Three more defeats against the Merseyside giants will beat Everton’s record of the longest unbeaten run against Manchester united 10 from 1983 to 1987.

Liverpool are eying for their fourth consecutive win against the Red Devils for the first time since January 2002. And looking for a three straight away league games victory for the first time in history.

Liverpool have won both the early meetings between the club within the first three match weeks of the Premier League campaign. This is the first time these two clubs are facing each other without a win under their belt.

This defeat could be the fourth time in Manchester United history that the club has failed to win the opening three fixtures of the campaign. While Man United have lost their last four Premier League matches, including their last two fixtures of the 2021-22 campaign. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 21 league games.

Team News

Klopp stated in the press conference that Roberto Firmino is available, and expected to replace Nunez in the starting lineup. Naby Keita has come back from illness. Whereas Joel Matip, Thiago Alcantara, Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsay, and Caoimhin Kelleher are still injured. Darwin Nunez is suspended for this game after getting a red against Palace last Monday.

Joe Gomez to start, while club captain Jordan Henderson to replace James Milner in midfield. Allison is in goal along with a familiar defensive unit of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, and Andrew Robertson. With Diaz and Mohamed Salah in the wing.

Liverpool’s possible starting lineup:

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold; Gomez; Van Dijk; Robertson; Elliot; Fabinho; Henderson; Salah; Firmino; Diaz.

Manchester United vs Liverpool: What Anfield Home Predicts

Liverpool are undoubtedly the favourites heading into Monday’s encounter, Man United did have a long time to prepare for this match and they also have their home ground support. A win against Liverpool will put United above the Reds. But Liverpool needs to win this game if they want to fight for the title race as Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are already in the top four fighting for their spots on top of the table. Liverpool has to get back to the winning ways to back their last season’s brilliant performance.

The Merseyside giants had a brilliant performance against Palace when it comes to ball possession and creating chances. The Reds are expected to deliver the same this game as well but with better finishing.

Liverpool will win United 3-0.

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