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Liverpool v Man Utd – Match Preview and Predictions

It’s the game of the weekend, and one of the games of the season, as English football’s biggest rivals go head to head at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Here is everything you need to know as Liverpool host Manchester United.

Form

Liverpool: WWWWW

Liverpool may not be playing the swashbuckling, blood and thunder football that we saw last season, but their slightly more pragmatic and patient style is bringing full rewards, with the Reds going into Matchday 17 at the top of the Premier League.

They secured their passage into the knockout stages of the Champions League with a nervy 1-0 win over Napoli in midweek, and the atmosphere will be just as electric by the time this one gets underway.

Mohamed Salah is starting to get back to his best, netting four goals in his last two outings, and sits at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with 10.

Manchester United: WDDWL

Where to start with Manchester United? Just when they start to look like they might turn a corner, they slam it in reverse and go all the way back to the start.

Having put in some improved performances against Arsenal and Fulham in recent weeks, United were poor against Valencia in midweek when they slipped to a 2-1 defeat.

The common theme to those performances? Paul Pogba. He was dropped for United’s two Premier League outings in which they put in two dynamic displays, only to be restored for the trip to Eastern Spain, where the performance was poor. Will he be given a chance at Anfield?

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Head to Head

Despite their dominance, Liverpool haven’t actually beaten Manchester United since March 2016, with the last two fixtures at Anfield finishing as goalless draws. Another Jose Mourinho ‘park the bus’ masterclass incoming?

Predicted Lineups

Liverpool: Alisson, Milner, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Manchester United: De Gea, Dalot, Bailly, Smalling, Rojo, Young, Matic, Fellaini, Herrera, Rashford, Lukaku.

Who is the referee?

Martin Atkinson

What TV channel is Liverpool v Man Utd on?

Sky Sports Premier League

What time is kick off?

16:00

Odds

Liverpool – 1/2

Draw – 3/1

Manchester United – 5/1

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