Manchester United vs Liverpool, the Premier League’s most exciting match and English football’s most ferocious battle, is due to erupt at Old Trafford once more this Friday. Both the teams have been part of one of the oldest ongoing rivalry in world football. In Spain, it’s Barcelona against Real Madrid(El Clasico); in Italy, it’s Inter against Milan; in Germany, it’s Bayern Munich vs Borrusia Dortmund(Der Klassiker).
The clubs share 71 major domestic trophies; Liverpool has 19 League titles, 7 FA Cups and 8 League Cups, while Manchester United leads the trophy haul with 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups and 5 League Cups.
Both the teams have played twice this season before, one in the League and the other in FA Cup. Their league meeting ended in a goalless draw, but Man Utd won 3-2 in the FA Cup. Manchester United has secured their Champions League spot for next season and currently stand second (70 points) with three games to go. In contrast, last year champions, Liverpool, has struggled this season and is placed 6th (57 points) with four matches remaining. However, Liverpool is 7 points shy of 4th placed Chelsea. This is a must-win game for The Reds to keep their Champions League hope alive and stay in contention for Europa League because if they lose, the Spurs will have a go at them, who are only 1 point behind.
Head to Head
Matches Played: 29
Manchester United: 13
When will the action begin?
The match will begin at 12:45 AM (IST), Friday 14 May.
Where to watch Man Utd vs Liverpool?
Live Streaming: Star Sports Select SD & HD
Live Score Updates: SportsTiger App
Solskjaer made ten adjustments, resting almost his entire first-team XI against Leicester, which they lost by 2-1. Martial and Jones are out due to their long term injury; otherwise, Ole will have a fully fit squad to choose from.
Liverpool all primary defenders were sidelined at the start of the season, which is also one reason for their poor performance this season.
Liverpool will be hoping that defender Ozan Kabak is well enough to play. The centre-back sat out the victory over Southampton on Saturday, allowing Rhys Williams to partner Nat Phillips at the back.
Probable Starting XI
Henderson(GK), Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Pogba, Cavani
Alisson(GK), Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Jota