One of the Premier League’s fiercest rivalries is renewed on Sunday when Liverpool welcome Manchester United to Anfield.
The two sides have enjoyed wildly contrasting fortunes over the past seven months; Liverpool are a shadow of the side who pushed Manchester City to the wire in last season’s Premier League title race, while United are rejuvenated under the management of Erik ten Hag.
The Dutchman has already lifted the first trophy of what’s shaping up to be a long and successful reign, but he’ll earn even more support from the stands if he can get one over the old enemy on Merseyside.
Victory for Liverpool would boost their hopes of getting back into the top four picture, whereas three points for United would keep their fledgling title hopes alive.
Liverpool team news
Jurgen Klopp’s injury list is certainly shortening but he’ll still be without a few key players on Sunday.
Central defender Joe Gomez is still recovering from a muscle injury and the clash with United will likely come too soon, while Naby Keita is nursing a knock.
Luis Diaz and Thiago Alcantara are definitely out with knee and hip injuries, joining Arthur on the sidelines.
Liverpool predicted lineup vs Man Utd
Liverpool predicted lineup (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Bajcetic, Henderson; Salah, Nunez, Jota
Man Utd team news
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag confirmed on Friday he expects Luke Shaw to play despite the left-back missing Wednesday’s FA Cup win over West Ham, but Jadon Sancho’s participation is not so assured.
Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek are long-term injury casualties, leaving Casemiro, Fred, Marcel Sabitzer and Scott McTominay as Ten Hag’s central midfield options.
Anthony Martial is still working his way back to fitness and is unlikely to make the matchday squad.
Man Utd predicted lineup vs Liverpool
Man Utd predicted lineup (4-3-3): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred, Fernandes, Garnacho, Rashford, Weghorst
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