Friday, 15 January 2016

Liverpool Vs Man Utd


How to follow the match : Manchester United's Barclays
Premier League trip to Liverpool kicks off at 14:05 GMT
on Sunday and will be screened live on Sky Sports in the
UK. You can follow the action in's live
match blog from Anfield or via @ManUtd on Twitter ,
while MUTV will broadcast live matchday programmes
at 13:00 and 16:00 GMT before showing the match in
full at midnight.
Scene-setter : It’s the 194th edition of arguably the most
famous rivalry in English football, as United make the
short trip down the M62 to do battle with Liverpool. The
two sides are fighting to get into the top four and both
go into the game on the back of 3-3 draws. United have
had the upper hand in this fixture recently, having won
the last three encounters.

Form guide : On Tuesday, United were denied a third
consecutive win in all competitions at the start of 2016,
when Paul Dummett netted a late equaliser for
Newcastle United at St James’ Park. The following day,
it was Liverpool who were scoring a last-gasp leveller to
secure a 3-3 draw, at home to leaders Arsenal. The
Merseysiders’ league form has been patchy, with two
wins, two draws and two defeats from their last six
league games, and they are ninth in the table , three
points behind United.
Latest team news : Bastian Schweinsteiger and Phil
Jones missed the Newcastle game with knee and ankle
injuries respectively, and Louis van Gaal will likely
provide an update on their fitness in his Friday
afternoon press conference. Marcos Rojo , Antonio
Valencia and Luke Shaw are all still sidelined. Liverpool
have several injury problems, with key playmaker
Philippe Coutinho, Martin Skrtel and Divock Origi all out,
and both Daniel Sturridge and Dejan Lovren struggling
to be fit in time for this weekend’s clash. Danny Ings
and Joe Gomez are long-term absentees but Steven
Caulker has been drafted in on loan.

View from the dressing room : "In recent times, we’ve
done very well against them so we’re very confident of
going there and causing them a problem."– Chris

View from the opposition camp : "These games are
always great occasions, games you want to be involved
in as professionals and look forward to." – Joe Allen

Danger men: With Coutinho sidelined, Brazilian attacker
Roberto Firmino has stepped up to the plate as both a
creative and goalscoring threat for Jurgen Klopp’s side,
netting twice in the midweek draw with Arsenal.
Christian Benteke remains a formidable presence up
front and scored a spectacular overhead kick in
Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford in September, his
third in consecutive fixtures against the Reds after his
Aston Villa exploits.
Trivia: United’s next goal at Anfield will be the club’s
100th there in all competitions against Liverpool, with
the Reds’ tally of 99 so far comprising 92 in the league
and seven in cups. United’s first goal at the
Merseysiders’ home was scored in October 1895 by Joe
Cassidy, in the clubs’ only Division Two meeting there,
when Newton Heath were drubbed 7-1. Our most recent
strike at Anfield was Juan Mata’s unforgettable
acrobatic effort in March.

Betting : Official partner Marathonbet are offering 12/5
on United making it four wins in a row against Liverpool,
with a home win priced at 11/8 and the draw at 47/20.
To get the latest odds, and sign up with Marathonbet,
visit .
Referee: Mark Clattenburg takes charge of his fourth
United game of the season, having presided over
September’s 3-2 win at Southampton and the home
goalless draws with Manchester City and West Ham
United , in October and December respectively.

Rivals watch: In the only other Premier League game on
Sunday, leaders Arsenal visit seventh-placed Stoke City
at 16:15 GMT. The other four sides above United in the
table are all in action on Saturday: Tottenham Hotspur
host Sunderland (12:45 GMT), Man City welcome
Crystal Palace (15:00 GMT), West Ham are at
Newcastle (15:00 GMT) and Leicester City face a
Midlands derby away at rock-bottom Aston Villa (17:30


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