2020-21 Premier League – Liverpool vs Man Utd Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Liverpool vs Man Utd kick off? Sunday 17th January, 2021 – 16:30 (UK)

Where is Liverpool vs Man Utd being played? Anfield, Liverpool

Where can I get tickets for Liverpool vs Man Utd? Some clubs can now have some fans back in their stadiums so it is worth checking official club websites for the latest updates on the ticket situation

What TV channel is Liverpool vs Man Utd on in the UK? Sky Sports

Where can I stream Liverpool vs Man Utd in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

LIVERPOOL

PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Henderson, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

UNAVAILABLE: Van Dijk (Injured), Gomez (Injured), Diogo Jota (Injured), Tsimikas (Injured), Keita (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Matip (Injured)

MAN UTD

PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, McTominay; James, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani

UNAVAILABLE: Jones (Injured), Williams (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Lindelof (Injured), Matic (Injured), Martial (Injured), Rojo (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

A mouth-watering encounter is in prospect at Anfield as Man Utd make the trip to their bitter rivals having moved to the top of the Premier League after a hard fought 0-1 win at Burnley in midweek. Liverpool can regain their place at the summit of the table with victory here, but Jurgen Klopp’s men have struggled in recent matches, picking up only one point from the last nine available to them, scoring just one goal. Despite facing a side weakened significantly due to injuries within their central defence, United are expected to play conservatively here and look to use the pace of Marcus Rashford to hit the hosts on the break. Liverpool’s usually formidable front three have not found it easy recently against teams that sit deep in numbers and this suggests that another low scoring encounter is in prospect. The last three Premier League fixtures between these two sides have seen under 2.5 goals scored and the same outcome is expected in this match. The result itself could go either way, but with the two teams aware of the ramifications a loss would bring, it would not be a surprise to see both sides content to settle for a point.

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