Liverpool v Manchester United match preview
One of England’s greatest rivalries continues on Sunday when Liverpool host Manchester Unitedin the Premier League. Through the years this match used to be a title decider for the two most decorated sides in English football, however, recently it has been more for pride as one of the two teams has not been fighting for the title. Liverpool are currently having their best start to the season ever, with their only draw of a perfect season coming against United in October. United, on the other hand, have had an inconstant season are currently in 5th, five points behind Chelsea in 4th.
Liverpool are boosted by the return to training of Matip and Fabinho, with the former being out since October and the latter since November. Klopp will be very pleased with the return of his important players. This match could come a little too early for them though, and they could just start on the bench. Milner, Keita, and Shaqiri are still out though with respective injuries.
United will be sweating over Rashford’s fitness after Solskjaer decided to play him in the FA Cup replay where he was taken off with an injury. If Rashford is ruled out for the game on Sunday, the match will have a different dynamic as their main fear factor will be out. Rashford has also been very good against the top sides this season as he has scored eight goals against the current top four so it will be a big blow. Pogba and McTominay are out with long term injuries which leaves United light in the midfield as well.
The last time the two teams met at Anfield in December 2018 the match finished 3-1 for Liverpool and it proved to be Mourinho’s last match in charge of the club. Liverpool are currently 27 points ahead of United, and 14 points ahead of City with a game in hand. If Liverpool win this match which based on current form, they should do comfortably then they go on a run of not facing one of the “top 6” teams until Manchester City in early April which unless they have one of the biggest capitulations in sporting history, they will win their first league title in almost 30 years.
Predicted result Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United.