Manchester United vs Liverpool Prediction: Liverpool line-up
Table-toppers Liverpool are on an eight-game winning streak and will hope to stretch it to nine when they travel to Old Trafford to face arch-rival Manchester United.
Jurgen Klopp are coming off from win 2-1 win over Leicester City, courtesy to James Milner’s injury-time penalty. Klopp will be hoping to give The Reds’ fans a treat by thrashing the struggling Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United.
Meanwhile, United will be hoping to bounce back from their 0-1 defeat to Newcastle United.
Joel Matip missed the clash against Leicester City due to a knock but is likely to remain sidelined for the important clash.
Mohamed Salah also suffered a knock during the clash with Leicester City but Klopp said it was not a serious injury and the Egyptians had two weeks’ time to recover. Moreover, number 1 goalkeeper, Alisson Becker is likely to return to regain his starting place in between the post after recovering from a calf injury he suffered in the season opener.
Probable Liverpool XI
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Alisson Becker (GK)
Alisson is likely to replace Adrian for the clash against the Red Devils.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB)
Alexander-Arnold has played all possible minutes so far and has scored one goal and provided three assists so far. There is no way the 21-year-old is going to miss the clash against United.
Dejan Lovren (CB)
Klopp is unlikely to play the returning Joel Matip and Lovren, who started against Leicester City, is likely to continue in the starting line-up.
Virgil Van Dijk (CB)
Van Dijk will be handling the Liverpool’s defensive duties as usual.
Andy Robertson (LB)
Robertson has also played all possible league minutes this season and produced two assists. His place in the starting line up is unquestioned.
Fabinho is likely to be the shield infornt of the heart of the defense.
Georginio Wijnaldum (LCM)
Wijnaldum has a knack of scoring in big games and is likely to continue at the midfield role.
Jordan Henderson (RCM)
A leader on and off the pitch, Henderson will look to lead the team from the front against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Mohamed Salah (RW)
Salah has failed to produce a goal or an assist in Liverpool’s past two league games and will be hoping to end the poor run at Old Trafford.
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Sadio Mane (LW)
Mane scored a goal and won the penalty in the dying moments against Leicester City and will be hoping to add more to his 5-goals tally in Premier League this season.
Roberto Firmino (ST)
Firmino’s link-up play and spatial awareness make him one of the most important players for the Reds. He’s likely to lead the line.