Date: 24th October, 2021
Time: 09:00 PM IST
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
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One of Premier League’s most anticipated match will see Liverpool lock horns against Manchester United. On one hand, where Jurgen Klopp’s players seem to have found the top gear on both the domestic as well European front. While on the other, Ole Solskjaer’s men have been struggling as they have only managed to secure 7 points in the last 5 games. Given that Liverpool are being led by their front-men, especially Mohamed Salah, his pace and finesse could hamper Raphael Varane less-Manchester United on all ends of the fields.
After Matchday 8, Liverpool are only 1-point behind table toppers Chelsea, whereas Manchester United need their source of revival if they have intentions to battle their way out from the middle-table.
Manchester United- Raphael Varane will be out of the action from this game as well, courtesy to his groin muscle injury in the UEFA Nations League final. Also, with Nemanja Matic being rested against Atlanta, he could return to the starting XI in place of Fred. Lastly, French striker Anthony Martial could also make a surprising start in place of Greenwood after taking required rest mid-week. Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford is bound to make his first start of the 2021-22 season against Liverpool.
Liverpool- Thiago Alacantara and Harvey Elliott are out for the coming weeks due to their respective injuries. In addition, Fabinho and Alisson are expected to make their returning to the starting XI against United. The talking point could be Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who could be Klopp’s trump card after impressing with his cameo against Atletico Madrid.
Manchester United are vulnerable at the back due to which they have failed to keep any clean sheets in last 10 premier league games at home. Given that Salah has been in blistering form since the start of the 2021-22 season, the Egyptian striker could every well add to his tally of seven goals and four assists at old Trafford.
The danger for Liverpool would be the threat posessed by Ronaldo in the penalty box. Yet, with Virgil Van Dijk present, Klopp would be hoping from his marquee defenders to not let Cavani or Ronaldo cause aerial threats. Yet with Mane coming in deep to collect the ball, Bruno Fernandes could have problems in running the game for the Red Devils.
Probable Starting XI
Manchester United- David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mason Greenwood
Liverpool- Alisson, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firminho
Goalkeepers: David De Gea
Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Luke Shaw
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Fabinho, Henderson
Forwards: Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino
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