Manchester United vs Liverpool
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 20th October 2019
Kick off at: 16.30 UK Time
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Struggling Man United are hoping to get themselves going this weekend as they face league leader Liverpool. Battling Jurgen Klopp’s side will be tough, but Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is hoping that the magic of Old Trafford can help his team out.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this upcoming English Premier League weekend big match. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be gearing up to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Romero(g);Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Young(def);Matic, McTominay(mid);Pereira, Lingard, James(att mid); Rashford(att).
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups:Alisson(g);Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson(def);Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum(mid);Salah, Firmino, Mane(att).
Before heading into this weekend Premier League battle, both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : LWDDL
Man United have been struggling a lot recently as they only got one win, two draws and two defeats in their last five fixtures. Solksjaer’s men also failed to win any of their last three games in all competition with their latest being a defeat.
United loss their league tie against Newcastle United 1-0 just before international break. That result puts The Red Devils in a difficult situation as they’re only two points away from relegation.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) WWWWW
The Reds in contrary have been able to keep their winning run going as they won their last few games. Liverpool latest victory happened against Leicester City which Klopp’s side beat 2-1 with a late penalty.
That hard fought win can keep that confidence going ahead of their trip to Old Trafford. Klopp will be expecting his team to put on their usual aggressive display despite having to play away from home.
Injuries remain an issue for Man United as they won’t be able to call up some important names this weekend. Some of the players who will be out for Solksjaer’s side are Paul Pogba, David De Gea along with Eric Bailly.
There also others who are doubtful for Sunday such as Lingard, Martial and Luke Shaw. However, United could welcome the return of Wan-Bissaka into the starting lineup up for this Sunday big match.
The Reds should have a relatively healthy squad with Clyne and Shaqiri are the names who will most likely out. Alisson, Matip and Salah are in doubt, but could very well make it in time for the weekend clash.
As always, Klopp will be looking to count on his trio of Salah, Firmino and Mane to break down United’s defense. Van Dijk remain the main key element in defense, while Wijnaldum looking to start in midfield.
Head to Head Records:
In their previous five meetings, Liverpool managed to slightly edge their rival with two wins, two draws and one defeat.
Their latest matchup happened back on February 24, 2019 at Old Trafford which saw both sides drawing 0-0.
Struggling to get three points recently, Man United are hoping that fans support can lift them at Old Trafford. Losing some names due to injury is a problem, but Solksjaer must motivate his players in giving their all.
Liverpool won’t have too much mercy against anyone as they will be pushing for three points. The Reds will be a rare favorite to win at Old Trafford, but underestimating United could end in a disappointment for Klopp’s boys.
Final Score: 1-1