Sunday,December 4,2022

Match Preview and Predicted Lineup : Liverpool vs Manchester United

All games concluded in this gameweek except for the one, they kept the best for the last and its Liverpool taking on Manchester United on a Monday night which appears to be a first for this fixture to take place on such day having never played on Monday before in the Premier League. It is as big as it comes, rivalry contesting on terms with fixtures like Real Madrid-Barcelona, Bayern-Dortmund, Inter-A.C Milan and many others. Both the teams are looking to advance on the points table which makes this fixture as dangerous and nerve wrecking as ever, with names like Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp in charge of the respective teams you will get full value for your money and a fascinating contest assured.

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Liverpool have looked a force to reckon with under Klopp and have registered 18 goals in their 7 games so far only below City and Arsenal who have played an extra game. But they have tasted defeat in the last 4 occasions they have played the Red Devils in the Premier League and will be hoping to avenge it come Monday. Having beaten Arsenal and Chelsea this season they have already made a statement to the top tier clubs and will be hoping to emerge on top against United as well. Klopp is vary of the threat United’s new arrivals possess and he looked lively and excited in the press conference unlike his counterpart. “Unfortunately this is a really strong side from Manchester, they know about football, they are experienced, cool in the right moments, they don’t need world-class performances to win a game. “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. 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.”

As for United is concerned they have been drawing flak for some ordinary display in recent outings with defeats in the hands of Feynoord, Watford and Manchester City but showed signs of recovery against Leicester. This could be a make or break game for some star players while an outstanding opportunity awaits for youngsters like Rashford, Emre Can to name some. Paul Pogba and Wayne Rooney could well use this as a platform to ricochet the criticism coming their way after dismal round of performances. Mourinho was typical himself in the press conference potentially playing mind games as he does, “I always like to play at Anfield. I won big matches and lost big matches. It’s not true that I’m always successful but I like to go there, I like the atmosphere and normally the characteristics of the matches. Being Man United manager obviously means something more, but for me it’s just a big match. It can be comparable to Inter-[AC] Milan, Real Madrid-Barcelona, maybe Porto-Benfica. The season for me is not about Anfield and Old Trafford in January. It’s about many matches, many points to lose, many targets” said the Portuguese.

An area where the battle may be won is the aerial threats United poses, they scored heavily from set pieces against Leicester and the fact that United have the highest percentage in the League in terms of duels won with 58.6% is enough to state their dominance in the air. Liverpool have conceded 4 goals in last four matches at Anfield from the corners and with likes of Pogba, Zlatan and Bailly they needs to have a game plan in place in order to deal with the aerial threat.

Team News :-
Dejan Lovren (groin) and Nathaniel Clyne (knee) will face late fitness tests before the match.

Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana are also doubts for the Reds but haven’t yet been ruled out by Klopp.

An in-form James Milner should continue at left-back while Klopp is expected to field a front three of Mane, Firmino and Coutinho.

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Goalkeeper Loris Karius is likely to continue ahead of Simon Mignolet.

Mourinho confirmed that Man United’s international contingent returned fit from the international break.

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Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are available and with the former expected to start at left-back.

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Wayne Rooney is likely to continue on the bench, with Juan Mata in the number 10 position behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford are expected to play in the wide positions.

STATS :-


• Liverpool has lost the last 4 and last 2 at Anfield against Manchester United in the Premier League their worst record since 2005.

• This clash has seen 16 red cards, only Everton and Liverpool have produced more.

Jurgen Klopp has lost just 1 of his 5 meetings with Jose Mourinho with defeat coming in 2013 via 2-0 home win for Real Madrid against Dortmund.

• Juan Mata has hand in 5 goals in his last 4 appearances against Liverpool, scoring 3 and assisting 2.

• Only Steven Gerrard(8) has scored more goals in this fixture than Wayne Rooney(6).

• Wayne Rooney currently has 87 Premier League away goals, the joint most in the competition alongside Alan Shearer.

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All games concluded in this gameweek except for the one, they kept the best for the last and its Liverpool taking on Manchester United on a Monday night which appears to be a first for this fixture to take place on such day having never played on Monday before in the Premier League. It is as big as it comes, rivalry contesting on terms with fixtures like Real Madrid-Barcelona, Bayern-Dortmund, Inter-A.C Milan and many others. Both the teams are looking to advance on the points table which makes this fixture as dangerous and nerve wrecking as ever, with names like Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp in charge of the respective teams you will get full value for your money and a fascinating contest assured.

liverpool

Liverpool have looked a force to reckon with under Klopp and have registered 18 goals in their 7 games so far only below City and Arsenal who have played an extra game. But they have tasted defeat in the last 4 occasions they have played the Red Devils in the Premier League and will be hoping to avenge it come Monday. Having beaten Arsenal and Chelsea this season they have already made a statement to the top tier clubs and will be hoping to emerge on top against United as well. Klopp is vary of the threat United’s new arrivals possess and he looked lively and excited in the press conference unlike his counterpart. “Unfortunately this is a really strong side from Manchester, they know about football, they are experienced, cool in the right moments, they don’t need world-class performances to win a game. “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. 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.”

As for United is concerned they have been drawing flak for some ordinary display in recent outings with defeats in the hands of Feynoord, Watford and Manchester City but showed signs of recovery against Leicester. This could be a make or break game for some star players while an outstanding opportunity awaits for youngsters like Rashford, Emre Can to name some. Paul Pogba and Wayne Rooney could well use this as a platform to ricochet the criticism coming their way after dismal round of performances. Mourinho was typical himself in the press conference potentially playing mind games as he does, “I always like to play at Anfield. I won big matches and lost big matches. It’s not true that I’m always successful but I like to go there, I like the atmosphere and normally the characteristics of the matches. Being Man United manager obviously means something more, but for me it’s just a big match. It can be comparable to Inter-[AC] Milan, Real Madrid-Barcelona, maybe Porto-Benfica. The season for me is not about Anfield and Old Trafford in January. It’s about many matches, many points to lose, many targets” said the Portuguese.

An area where the battle may be won is the aerial threats United poses, they scored heavily from set pieces against Leicester and the fact that United have the highest percentage in the League in terms of duels won with 58.6% is enough to state their dominance in the air. Liverpool have conceded 4 goals in last four matches at Anfield from the corners and with likes of Pogba, Zlatan and Bailly they needs to have a game plan in place in order to deal with the aerial threat.

Team News :-
Dejan Lovren (groin) and Nathaniel Clyne (knee) will face late fitness tests before the match.

Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana are also doubts for the Reds but haven’t yet been ruled out by Klopp.

An in-form James Milner should continue at left-back while Klopp is expected to field a front three of Mane, Firmino and Coutinho.

Goalkeeper Loris Karius is likely to continue ahead of Simon Mignolet.

Mourinho confirmed that Man United’s international contingent returned fit from the international break.

Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are available and with the former expected to start at left-back.

Wayne Rooney is likely to continue on the bench, with Juan Mata in the number 10 position behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford are expected to play in the wide positions.

STATS :-


• Liverpool has lost the last 4 and last 2 at Anfield against Manchester United in the Premier League their worst record since 2005.

• This clash has seen 16 red cards, only Everton and Liverpool have produced more.

Jurgen Klopp has lost just 1 of his 5 meetings with Jose Mourinho with defeat coming in 2013 via 2-0 home win for Real Madrid against Dortmund.

• Juan Mata has hand in 5 goals in his last 4 appearances against Liverpool, scoring 3 and assisting 2.

• Only Steven Gerrard(8) has scored more goals in this fixture than Wayne Rooney(6).

• Wayne Rooney currently has 87 Premier League away goals, the joint most in the competition alongside Alan Shearer.

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All games concluded in this gameweek except for the one, they kept the best for the last and its Liverpool taking on Manchester United on a Monday night which appears to be a first for this fixture to take place on such day having never played on Monday before in the Premier League. It is as big as it comes, rivalry contesting on terms with fixtures like Real Madrid-Barcelona, Bayern-Dortmund, Inter-A.C Milan and many others. Both the teams are looking to advance on the points table which makes this fixture as dangerous and nerve wrecking as ever, with names like Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp in charge of the respective teams you will get full value for your money and a fascinating contest assured.

liverpool

Liverpool have looked a force to reckon with under Klopp and have registered 18 goals in their 7 games so far only below City and Arsenal who have played an extra game. But they have tasted defeat in the last 4 occasions they have played the Red Devils in the Premier League and will be hoping to avenge it come Monday. Having beaten Arsenal and Chelsea this season they have already made a statement to the top tier clubs and will be hoping to emerge on top against United as well. Klopp is vary of the threat United’s new arrivals possess and he looked lively and excited in the press conference unlike his counterpart. “Unfortunately this is a really strong side from Manchester, they know about football, they are experienced, cool in the right moments, they don’t need world-class performances to win a game. “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. 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.”

As for United is concerned they have been drawing flak for some ordinary display in recent outings with defeats in the hands of Feynoord, Watford and Manchester City but showed signs of recovery against Leicester. This could be a make or break game for some star players while an outstanding opportunity awaits for youngsters like Rashford, Emre Can to name some. Paul Pogba and Wayne Rooney could well use this as a platform to ricochet the criticism coming their way after dismal round of performances. Mourinho was typical himself in the press conference potentially playing mind games as he does, “I always like to play at Anfield. I won big matches and lost big matches. It’s not true that I’m always successful but I like to go there, I like the atmosphere and normally the characteristics of the matches. Being Man United manager obviously means something more, but for me it’s just a big match. It can be comparable to Inter-[AC] Milan, Real Madrid-Barcelona, maybe Porto-Benfica. The season for me is not about Anfield and Old Trafford in January. It’s about many matches, many points to lose, many targets” said the Portuguese.

An area where the battle may be won is the aerial threats United poses, they scored heavily from set pieces against Leicester and the fact that United have the highest percentage in the League in terms of duels won with 58.6% is enough to state their dominance in the air. Liverpool have conceded 4 goals in last four matches at Anfield from the corners and with likes of Pogba, Zlatan and Bailly they needs to have a game plan in place in order to deal with the aerial threat.

Team News :-
Dejan Lovren (groin) and Nathaniel Clyne (knee) will face late fitness tests before the match.

Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana are also doubts for the Reds but haven’t yet been ruled out by Klopp.

An in-form James Milner should continue at left-back while Klopp is expected to field a front three of Mane, Firmino and Coutinho.

Goalkeeper Loris Karius is likely to continue ahead of Simon Mignolet.

Mourinho confirmed that Man United’s international contingent returned fit from the international break.

Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are available and with the former expected to start at left-back.

Wayne Rooney is likely to continue on the bench, with Juan Mata in the number 10 position behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford are expected to play in the wide positions.

STATS :-


• Liverpool has lost the last 4 and last 2 at Anfield against Manchester United in the Premier League their worst record since 2005.

• This clash has seen 16 red cards, only Everton and Liverpool have produced more.

Jurgen Klopp has lost just 1 of his 5 meetings with Jose Mourinho with defeat coming in 2013 via 2-0 home win for Real Madrid against Dortmund.

• Juan Mata has hand in 5 goals in his last 4 appearances against Liverpool, scoring 3 and assisting 2.

• Only Steven Gerrard(8) has scored more goals in this fixture than Wayne Rooney(6).

• Wayne Rooney currently has 87 Premier League away goals, the joint most in the competition alongside Alan Shearer.

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