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England – Premier League 2020, Liverpool vs Manchester United Match

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Liverpool vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 19 January 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).

Liverpool continue to storm through the Premier League but could Manchester United be the side who give them their first loss in 38 games?
Jürgen Klopp’s men are well on their way to secure their first Premier League title since 1989-90 and are currently on 21 wins in 22 league games. But Manchester United are the only side to hold the Reds to a draw this term and when these two old rivals meet, it could present another chance for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to upset the Merseysiders at their own turf. The consistency of the home side is frightening enough for the visitors, as Liverpool are floating on both confidence and great attacking football. Even against the best teams in the Premier League, they seem unbeatable and would be hoping to get another statement out with a performance against the Red Devils. Man Utd are not as consistent, but are scoring goals again, with Marcus Rashford on top form over the last weeks and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they would get a goal at Anfield.

Liverpool Team News, Updates and Facts

Liverpool Team News

Jurgen Klopp will be pleased with the fact that both Fabinho and Joel Matip are closing in on returns, but neither of them should be expected to play from the start here.  Dejan Lovren is another close to a return, while Naby Keita and James Milner appear to be set to miss out along with want away Nathaniel Clyne.

Liverpool Key Man

Liverpool’s lineup is pretty easy, mostly, to pick here for this match.  It’d be dumb to stray too far from the usual, as that is one thing that could hurt them.  Roberto Firmino is a big, big player for them, and though he hasn’t scored at home in a long time and doesn’t score a ton, he’s still the man that puts it all together.  At the back, a lot of people have overlooked Joe Gomez of late.  Liverpool haven’t give up a goal for a while, and though he does have van Dijk alongside, he, too, has to get a ton of credit for it.

Liverpool Team Form

Liverpool have won each of their last five matches:

0-1 win at Tottenham
1-0 home win vs Everton (FA Cup)
2-0 home win vs Sheffield United
1-0 home win vs Wolves
0-4 win at Leicester

Liverpool Predicted Starting Line up

Expected Line up: 4-3-3

Liverpool likely XI

  • Goalkeeper:Alisson
  • Defenders:Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson
  • Midfielders:Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Forwards:Salah, Firmino, Mane

Manchester United Team News, Updates and Facts

Man United Team News

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a number of men sidelined, with Paul Pogba spearheading the list.  Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly, and Tim Fosu-Mensah are also set to miss out.  Marcus Rashford, who limped off on Wednesday, is said to be a doubt to feature in this gargantuan clash.

Man United Key Man

With Rashford’s status up in the air for this one, a lot of eyes should turn their gaze toward Anthony Martial.  The French striker debuted for United with a goal against the Reds, and if Rash isn’t in the team, he’ll be their top man with eight so far, putting a big load on his shoulders.  Out wide, Dan James is another to keep an eye on.  With his pace, he could provide a moment or two of uncomfortable-ness for the Reds’ full backs.  He has six assists, a team high, and three goals in a fine debut season for them thus far.

Man United Team Form

Manchester United have two wins, two losses, and a draw in their last five matches:

1-0 home win vs Wolves (FA Cup)
4-0 home win vs Norwich
1-3 home loss vs Manchester City (EFL Cup)
0-0 draw at Wolves (FA Cup)
2-0 loss at Arsenal

Man United Predicted starting Line up

Expected Line up: (4-2-3-1)

Manchester United likely XI

  • Goalkeeper:de Gea
  • Defenders:Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams
  • Defensive Midfielders:Fred, Matic
  • Attacking Midfielders:James, Pereira, Greenwood
  • Forwards:Martial