The Premier League in England is the most watched football competition in the world and rightly so and it doesn’t get any better for fans in England around the world than to see Manchester United fight out Liverpool at Anfield. Considered one of the most volatile fixtures ever in the history of the European football calendar, these two big guns of England have gone through definite rough patches but it’s safe to say that none of the histories regarding any past form of the teams, will affect the tension and anticipation involving the match anyhow.
Liverpool has been in red-hot form, winning their last four Premier League games– theirlongest run of successive wins under Klopp – while United have already lost two league matches this season and are five points behind leaders Manchester City.However, United’s recent record against Liverpoolis strong, winning the last four league meetings between the teams. They were also thelast visiting team in the Premier League to win and keep a clean sheet at Anfield with their 1-0 victory inJanuary.
The two powerhouses have met a total of 196 times spanning all competitions with United having a statistical winning age with 79 victories to Liverpool’s 65 and 52 occasions of split-point draws.
Monday night’s showdown at Anfield is will be the second meeting in the Premier League between Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho with Klopp’s first league win in England having come at Mourinho’s expense as the Special One headed for the sack at Chelsea a year ago.
Liverpool Vs Manchester United: Team news
England international Adam Lallana sustained a groin strain in the win against Swansea just before the international break and will not be available for this much-anticipated clash. Also unavailable will bemidfielder Georginio whoWijnaldum returned from Holland duty with a hip problem. However,Defenders Nathaniel Clyne and Dejan Lovren are back in contention and fit-again Emre Can could make a first league start of the season.
Jose Mourinho will have a fully fit squad at his disposal exceptfor the likes ofDefender Phil Jones who is down with a knee problem.Left-back Shaw had missed United’s last four fixtures with a groin strain while a thigh problem had kept Mkhitaryan sidelined since the Manchester derby on September 10. However, both the players will be returning fully fit and are in contention to be among the starting line-up at Anfield.
Liverpool Vs Manchester United: Manager Speak
Jurgen Klopp ( Liverpool): Apart from the table, it’s a very important game. I know about the history, I like the special stories. The whole world will watch this game, it’s a big honour to be part of it. At the end, it’s up to us to perform to our best. You cannot and should not ignore the special circumstance of a game like this. You have to be ready. They have big quality and we have to respect this, as we do. But this is Anfield. We have to show this. We have had a few nice atmospheres but I’m open for the best atmosphere. We need everybody in a Liverpool shirt in this game.”
Liverpool Vs Manchester United: Predicted Line-up
Manchester United (4-3-3)
De Gea; Shaw, Smalling, Bailley, Valencia; Herrera, Pogba, Mata; Martial, Ibrahimovic, Rashford
Karius; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Can, Henderson, Coutinho; Sturridge, Firmino, Sadio Mane
Liverpool Vs Manchester United: Match Details
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Date: October 17, 2016
Time: 00:30 hours IST (October 18), 7PM Local Time
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Liverpool Vs Manchester United: TV Guide
Viewers can watch the game live on Sky Sports 1 HD, with our TV build-up kicking off at 7pm where Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Ryan Giggs will joinhost David Jones in the studio at Anfield. Viewers in India can watch the clash on the Star Sports Network and can be streamed online on Hotstar.
Liverpool Vs Manchester United: Match Predictions
Predicting the outcome of a United-Liverpool clash has always been difficult and is best left to be found out at the end of 90 minutes. Putting aside that thought, our prediction is a 1-1 draw at Anfield with Sturridge and Ibrahimovic getting their name on the scoresheet.