Liverpool will undoubtedly see this game as one of the biggest potential roadblocks to an unbeaten season, having had trouble negotiating Manchester United in the past despite their regression in recent years.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be cursing his own decision to bring on Marcus Rashford in midweek, with the striker’s fitness this weekend pivotal to a potential upset.
Liverpool- Jurgen Klopp should see welcome back defensive reinforcements in the coming weeks, with Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and, crucially, Fabinho all back in training.
The match with Manchester United is still likely to come too soon for any of the three to start, while Naby Keita and James Milner are out. To win big start forecasting your weekend games now
Options in midfield remain somewhat limited, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana and Takumi Minamino vying for a place alongside Jordan Henderson and Gigi Wijnaldum.
Manchester United– The big concern as far as United are concerned is the fitness of Marcus Rashford, who is a major doubt have managed just 16 minutes as a second half substitute in midweek due to a back injury.
This is the biggest fixture of the season as far as United are concerned but risking long term injury to their star player would be a huge gamble.
The striker is just the latest in a long line of potential absentees, leaving Solskjaer with very little opportunity to rotate his squad, though Andreas Pereira may come in for Mason Greenwood from midweek.
Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 8 matches (Premier League).
Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 17 of their last 18 home matches (Premier League).
Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in their last 6 matches (Premier League).
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last 3 home games (Premier League).
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Man Utd’s last 3 away games (Premier League).
Liverpool are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches against Man Utd in all competitions.
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