Liverpool vs Man Utd: One of the Premier League’s fiercest rivalries is renewed on Sunday when Liverpool welcomes Manchester United to Anfield.
- Location: Liverpool, England
- Stadium: Anfield
- Date: Sunday 5 March
- Kick-off Time: 16:30 GMT / 11:30 ET / 09:30 PT
- Referee: Andy Madley
- VAR: Timothy Wood
Liverpool vs Man Utd: Match Preview:
The two sides have enjoyed wildly contrasting fortunes over the past seven months; Liverpool are a shadow of the side who pushed Manchester City to the wire in last season’s Premier League title race, while United are rejuvenated under the management of Erik ten Hag.
The Dutchman has already lifted the first trophy of what’s shaping up to be a long and successful reign, but he’ll earn even more support from the stands if he can get one over the old enemy on Merseyside.
Victory for Liverpool would boost their hopes of getting back into the top four picture, whereas three points for United would keep their fledgling title hopes alive.
Jurgen Klopp’s injury list is certainly shortening but he’ll still be without a few key players on Sunday.
Central defender Joe Gomez is still recovering from a muscle injury and the clash with United will likely come too soon, while Naby Keita is nursing a knock.
Luis Diaz and Thiago Alcantara are definitely out with knee and hip injuries, joining Arthur on the sidelines.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag confirmed on Friday he expects Luke Shaw to play despite the left-back missing Wednesday’s FA Cup win over West Ham, but Jadon Sancho’s participation is not so assured.
Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek are long-term injury casualties, leaving Casemiro, Fred, Marcel Sabitzer and Scott McTominay as Ten Hag’s central midfield options.
Anthony Martial is still working his way back to fitness and is unlikely to make the matchday squad.
Liverpool vs Man Utd: Head to Head:
Liverpool have not lost in their last six home league games against Manchester United, winning three and drawing three since their defeat in January 2016.
Manchester United have achieved eight Premier League doubles against Liverpool, which is the highest number of doubles they have against any other team.
Liverpool predicted line-up (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Bajcetic, Henderson; Salah, Nunez, Jota
Man Utd predicted line-up (4-3-3): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred, Fernandes, Garnacho, Rashford, Weghorst
LIV vs MU: Fantasy XI
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred, Salah, Nunez, Jota, Rashford.