Today, Liverpool and Manchester United will face off in a highly anticipated match that could have a significant impact on their respective seasons. Liverpool, who were just two games away from achieving an unprecedented quadruple last season, have had a disappointing campaign this year, dropping to sixth place. Meanwhile, high-flying United continue to push for a quadruple after their recent FA Cup victory over West Ham.
Liverpool’s chances of finishing the season with silverware are all but gone after their 5-2 Champions League hammering by Real Madrid. However, they have responded with a draw and a win against Crystal Palace and Wolves, respectively, to move within six points of the top four. United are the latest team standing in their way, with their Carabao Cup victory over Liverpool earlier in the season being the first of many defeats for the Reds.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 4:30 pm at Anfield and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Sky Sports customers can also live stream the game via the app using their mobile, tablet, or computer devices. TalkSPORT will have regular updates throughout the evening, while talkSPORT.com will also be running a live blog.
Liverpool still have several absentees, including Thiago Alcantara, Calvin Ramsay, Luis Diaz, and Joe Gomez. Meanwhile, United are without key figures such as Christian Eriksen, Donny van de Beek, and Anthony Martial. Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho are also doubtful due to a knock and illness.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has expressed his excitement for the game, stating that without emotion, it would be a sad event. He believes that emotions are essential in football and looks forward to the match as it is THE game. Klopp acknowledges that United is a big club and that they have had a much better season than Liverpool. However, he believes that having a better season doesn’t mean much for the game.
United gaffer Ten Hag is happy with his team’s mentality and believes that they have many leaders who set the standards and control them. He acknowledges that there is always room for improvement and that they will approach the game with that mindset.
The match facts show that Marcus Rashford has scored ten goals in his last ten Premier League games, netting in each of his last five appearances. Mohamed Salah is Liverpool’s all-time highest goalscorer against Manchester United in all competitions with ten goals. Manchester United have scored in each of their last 15 Premier League games, the longest current run in the competition. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six home league games against Manchester United since a 1-0 loss in January 2016.
In conclusion, Liverpool and Manchester United’s rivalry is set to be renewed this afternoon in what could be a defining game for both teams’ seasons. While Liverpool’s chances of finishing with silverware are slim, they will undoubtedly be looking to put up a strong fight against their fierce rivals. On the other hand, United will be looking to continue their push for a quadruple and secure a crucial victory at Anfield.