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Manchester United vs. Liverpool Match Preview, Predictions & Team News

Manchester United vs Liverpool Match Preview, Prediction & Team News

EPL biggies Manchester United and Liverpool will be facing off in a pulsating tie slated for the weekend. Liverpool will be keen to extend their lead of 8 points on the top of the table and will be looking to scale up their gap with Manchester United. On the other hand, ManU has not won any of their last 3 games in the league and will be ardently seeking some points.

The match will take place at Old Trafford on the 20th of October, 2019, which is Sunday. Kick-off time is 4.30 PM (BST).

Manchester United vs. Liverpool- Head to Head

In the last 5 games, Liverpool has largely got the better of Manchester United. Here are the stats in this regard-

24th February, 2019- Draw (0-0)

16th December, 2018- Liverpool defeated Manchester United (3-1)

10th March, 2018- Manchester United defeated Liverpool (2-1)

14th October, 2017- Draw (0-0)

15th January, 2017- Draw (1-1)

Overall tally- Liverpool 5- Manchester United 4

Key players to watch out for

Manchester United– Scott McTominay- McTominay is steadily becoming a leader on the field for his club and is a competent midfielder. How he plays may influence proceedings against Liverpool. He has been playing well enough to keep players like Nemanja Matic and Fred out of the lineup.

McTominay did well against Arsenal and can stamp his authority in any big game. He has won 66 duels this season which is second to only John McGinn from Aston Villa who has won 72 duels.

Liverpool- Trent Alexander-Arnold- He has been confirmed in the Guinness World Records for achieving the highest assists (12) by any defender in the last season. He will be a major force against United this Sunday and he will be looking to make it count in order to pose as a serious contender for Kieran Trippier in the England national team. He has created 28 chances this season which is second only to 29 chances created by Kevin De Bruyne from Manchester City.

Also Read: English Premier League Points Table And Team Standings

Manchester United & Liverpool Lineups & Team Updates

Manchester United will be missing David De Gea and Paul Pogba due to injuries. However, Anthony Martial may have finally recovered from his calf injury and may return to the side while Victor Lindelof and Aaron Wan-Bissaka may have also recovered from their illnesses. Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw and Phil Jones remain injured and out of the team as of now.

Predicted Starting Lineup- Romero, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, McTominay, Pereira, James, Mata, Rashford, Martial.

Liverpool may be bringing back Alisson Becker who has recovered from his calf problem and Joel Matip has also come back to training after being forced to skip two games due to a knee injury.

Predicted Starting Lineup- Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Djik, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Manchester United vs Liverpool Match Prediction

As per multiple predictions, Liverpool will be ardently striving to win 9 out of their 9 games in order to maintain their clean start to the current season, particularly against Manchester United. Manchester United will be looking to avoid an embarrassing defeat at their home ground. Even though Manchester United may pose a tough fight, Liverpool remain the likely victors.

A 2-1 score line in favour of Liverpool may be likely as per major predictions. Paul Ince has already opined that Liverpool will comfortably trump Manchester United who are only two points away from relegation territory after 8 games. However, he has also stated that since United will not expect to win, they may play better without the pressure. Based on his views, a 1-0 score line or 2-1 score line in favour of Liverpool may be likely. Even Michael Owen, who has played for both clubs, has predicted a Liverpool victory, stating that they will outstrip United with their sheer pace and aggressive style of play.

All in all, it promises to be a thrilling contest between Liverpool and Manchester United and the two teams will be going hard at each other in this key outing.

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