Liverpool are ready to host one of their biggest rivals, Manchester United, at Anfield. It is a match of great importance for both teams, as one is fighting for the league title, while the other is trying to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Liverpool are just one point behind the table topper, Manchester City. On the other side, Manchester United are in 5th place with 54 points.
Stats & Records
The Red Devils have a good record against Liverpool in the Premier League. Though their times are not going well in recent years, they beat Liverpool more times than any other team. Manchester United won 68 matches in EPL against the All Reds, while Liverpool registered 59 victories against Man United.
But the recent records are not so impressive for Man United. They couldn’t win all of their previous five meeting at Anfield. Moreover, Liverpool scored five goals in their most recent match against the Red Devils.
Manchester United will miss several players for the injury. Edinson Cavani is a long absentee and still not fit for the match. In addition, Scott Mctominay and Luke Shaw are the new names on the injury list. Brazil International Fred will also miss the game due to the same reason. However, there was confusion over Bruno Fernandes as he had a car accident yesterday. Fortunately, no one had been injured there. Bruno also trained with the squad. In addition, Cristiano Ronaldo might be unavailable for the match. Last night, he lost one of his newborn babies, he confirmed on his official account. However, there are no injury issues for Jurgen Klopp. He is expecting his full squad at Anfield.
Manchester United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick has talked about Liverpool’s recent success. He said,
I suppose this [30 years without a title] will not happen because it is pretty obvious what needs to change. Liverpool finished eighth in the season Jurgen arrived. Then it took two transfer windows. They brought in the right players and got rid of the right players. That is why they are where they are.