Two bitter rivals lock horns at Anfield on Sunday when Liverpool host Manchester United in what promises to be a classic Premier League encounter.
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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games, winning three of them and keeping all four shutouts. That said, they are still reeling from their 5-2 hammering at home to Real Madrid. Klopp is keen to brush it off as a poor 60 minutes of a single game rather than a trend, and their forwards have looked better in recent weeks as the Reds edge closer to the top four.
Manchester United are flying under Erik ten Hag right now, having won the League Cup, beaten Barcelona to reach the last 16 of the Europa League, are in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and lurk on the outside of the title race. They certainly can’t win a quadruple. Can they? This United team seems to have real cohesion and a nice balance right now.
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Head-to-head record between Liverpool and Manchester United
Liverpool have won 80 games in all competitions in this rivalry, while Manchester United have 90 wins against Liverpool and there have been 68 draws.
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Look, this has been a pretty woeful season from Liverpool after they came so close to winning the unprecedented quadruple last season. Still, they are now back in the top four conversation and their forwards are firing with Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez all grabbing goals at different times. Defensively, they look better since the return of Virgil van Dijk (that Real debacle aside) and Klopp’s side have the advantage of being in this position before and chasing a top four spot. They edged out Manchester United at Old Trafford earlier this season, but there is something about this rivalry game at Anfield that brings out the best in the Reds.
As for United, they have so many strikers playing at the top of their game, but the red-hot Marcus Rashford and the mercurial Bruno Fernandes have been unstoppable in recent weeks. Casemiro also has that in midfield, while his experience in front of Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and David de Gea looks like a wonderful defensive unit. Over the years, United have won big at Anfield, but they have struggled in recent seasons. Their fans will be desperate to keep this good run going and keep the pressure on Arsenal and Manchester City in their unlikely title bids.
Liverpool team news, injuries, line-up options
OUT: Luis Diaz (knee), Thiago Alcantara (hip), Calvin Ramsay (knee), Joe Gomez (undisclosed), Naby Keita (knee), Arthur Melo (thigh)
Manchester United team news, injuries, line-up options
OUT: Christian Eriksen (ankle), Anthony Martial (hip), Donny van de Beek (knee), Mason Greenwood (suspension – MORE)