Premier League In Focus – Liverpool v Manchester United Preview

11th Oct 2017 by TSZ

When? Saturday 14th October, 12:30 (UK)

Where? Anfield

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

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STATS & FACTS 
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Liverpool W1, Man Utd W1, D3 
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Liverpool W13, Man Utd W27, D10 
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Liverpool W75, Man Utd W87, D64

Manchester United have won 54% of the Premier League meetings between themselves and Liverpool.

Liverpool are unbeaten at Anfield this season (two wins and a draw) while Manchester United are unbeaten away from home (two wins and a draw).

The last three meetings between the two clubs have ended in draws. The last time a team came out on top was back in March 2016 when Liverpool earned Europa League bragging rights with a 2-0 win at Anfield.

Liverpool have not won a home Premier League encounter against Manchester United since September 2013 when Daniel Sturridge’s solitary strike was enough to earn the Merseyside outfit all three points.

Liverpool share the unwanted record of being one of two clubs that have conceded the most goals in the top half of the table. They and Watford have conceded 12 goals in their opening seven Premier League matches of the season.

Manchester United have scored an average of three Premier League goals this season, while Romelu Lukaku has scored an average of one goal a game and is responsible for 33.3% of United’s top flight goals during this current campaign.

Mohamed Salah is Liverpool’s top league scorer this season with four goals to his name. He has a minutes to goals ratio of 129 and like Romelu Lukaku he is also responsible for 33.3% of his club’s Premier League goals this season.

However, Philippe Coutinho has scored in Liverpool’s last three matches across all competitions and is currently scoring a goal in the Premier League every 124 minutes. He has found the net in Liverpool’s last two league outings with strikes outside the area against both Leicester and Newcastle.

The only person to breach David De Gea’s net in domestic competition this season is Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting of Stoke. Manchester United have conceded just 0.28 goals per Premier League game at present.

Jurgen Klopp has made 24 changes to his starting line-up in the Premier League this season - an average of four per game which is the most in the division. In contrast, Jose Mourinho has made just eight - an average of 1.3 per fixture.

David de Gea has kept more clean sheets (14) than any other Premier League goalkeeper in 2017.

MEMORABLE MEETING 
January 1994 saw a six goal thriller played out at Anfield. Manchester United raced into an early 3-0 nil lead but then two goals from Nigel Clough and a late header from Neil Ruddock completed a dramatic comeback.

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