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Manchester United journey to Anfield on Sunday for the Premier League meeting with hosts Liverpool.
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Liverpool will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-4 FA Cup triumph versus Aston Villa.
In that match, Liverpool managed 84% possession and 29 shots at goal with 13 of them on target. For Liverpool, the scorers were Sadio Mané (4', 63'), Georginio Wijnaldum (60') and Mohamed Salah (65'). On the other side, Aston Villa had 2 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
Their more recent scorelines show that much respect should be given to the Liverpool rearguard. The Reds have been mean at the back, with the number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their previous six clashes standing at 4. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, though.
Looking at their past form shows that Liverpool:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Manchester United in their last 4 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 67 league matches at home. What a fantastic run.
Manchester United go into this meeting after a 0-1 Premier League win against Burnley in their previous game.
In that game, Manchester United had 63% possession and 13 shots at goal with 7 on target. The scorer for Manchester United was Paul Pogba (71'). Burnley got 12 shots on goal with 0 on target.
Ole Solskjær's Manchester United have fired home a total of 7 times throughout their previous six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during that same period equals 5.
Analysis of their past results shows that Manchester United:
- have left without a victory over Liverpool in away games against them for the last 4 league matches. Not good.
- are undefeated in their last 15 league matches away from home. It's hard to ask more than that.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 14/10/2017 shows that Liverpool have won 2 of them & Manchester United 1, with the number of drawn games being 3.
A total of 11 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 for The Reds and 4 being from The Red Devils. The average goals per game has been 1.83.
The last league game between the two was Premier League match day 23 on 19/01/2020 when it finished Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United.
That day, Liverpool managed 53% possession and 16 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorers were Virgil van Dijk (14') and Mohamed Salah (93').
For their opponents, Manchester United had 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Craig Pawson.
Team News: Liverpool
Diogo Jota (Bruised Knee), Naby Keïta (Ankle Injury), Konstantinos Tsimikas (Knee Injury), Virgil van Dijk (Ruptured cruciate ligament) and Joe Gomez (Patella problems) won’t be able to feature for Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp.
Team News: Manchester United
Man Utd boss Ole Solskjær has multiple availability issues to deal with. Marcos Rojo (Calf Injury) and Facundo Pellistri (Corona virus) can’t be considered.
We’re of the view that Manchester United will have their work cut out to score against this Liverpool team who should score one, at least.
We therefore see a 1-0 advantage for Liverpool after 90 minutes.
Let’s see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Anfield (53,394)
Captain: Jordan Henderson
Chairman: Tom Werner
Manager: Jürgen Klopp
Competitions: Premier League position 1, FA Cup (Fourth Round), FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Key Player: Mohamed Salah
Mostly played in the Right Wing position, Mohamed Salah was born in Basyoun, Egypt. After having played his first senior match for FC Basel 1893 in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Forward has scored 13 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date in 16 appearances.