MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool vs. Manchester United

Match Build Up

A matchup all football fans have been waiting for will finally happen on Sunday when Manchester United travel to Anfield to play Liverpool in a battle for first place in the table. Both teams are flying right now and this has the making to be a great matchup.

United have 4 wins and a draw in the last 5 Premier League games and Liverpool are still are unbeaten at home this season. In the last 5 games vs United in the premier league, Liverpool have 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss with Liverpool last winning 2-0 at home. United last beat Liverpool at Anfield in 2016 under Louis van Gaal when Wayne Rooney scored the only goal to give the win to United.

Manchester United Team News

Victor Lindelof has been struggling with back injuries but Eric Bailly has stepped in and played really well at center back. Alex Telles is pushing Shaw for the starting spot at left back, while Matic looks like being the odd man out in the two holding midfield positions as Solskjaer prefers a more pragmatic lineup for these big games.

Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial seem to be in a battle to start as the central striker, with Paul Pogba likely to start on the left and Rashford pushed to the right.

Scouse Watch

With Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez out long-term, Joel Matip is struggling with injury and has been training away from the first team.  If he isn’t fit enough to start, Nat Phillips or Rhys Williams could slot in or Jordan Henderson could play at center back once again. 

Aside from that, Diogo Jota is missing but Liverpool has the likes of Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fit and available.

Projected Lineup:

De Gea – Wan-Bissaka – Bailly – Maguire – Shaw – McTominay – Fred – Rashford – Fernandes – Pogba – Martial

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