It is time for the biggest derby in England and one of the most awaited derbies of the world when Liverpool will pay a visit to the Old Trafford, to take on the mighty Red Devils in their home. This game is going to be an equally balanced match because according to the stats of the last six head to head encounters of both these teams, 4 matches ended in a draw and the remaining two were claimed by both the teams, one each. Given the current form of both the teams, the visitors would try to do anything to secure these 3 points of the match to themselves so that they could climb up to the 2nd position and on the other hand the home team would try to maintain their two points lead anyhow.
When and where –
This match is to be played at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester. The ground has a capacity of 74,994 and it is expected to drizzle so that would not be a big problem for the players and audiences alike after all it is the English Premier League derby fans across the world wait for every season. The game is to be played at 6:00 PM (IST) on March 10, 2018 and this match will be available to watch in Sony LIV app.
Manchester United – W L W L W W
Liverpool – L W D W W W
Manchester United Won – 1
Liverpool Won – 1
Not Decided – 4
Anthony Martial is expected to sit out this game too because of his injury but that’s not confirmed yet. Eric Bailly is expected to get a starting berth against Liverpool in the place of Victor Lindelof. Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are also expected to feature in this game. Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford will also compete to get a starting berth in the attack.
Andrew Robertson remains doubtful in this game as well while Jordan Henderson picked up injury midweek, Klopp believes that Robertson will be available for this game. Virgil van Djik, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Mohamed Salah are back in the playing XI for this game. Georgino Wijnaldum and Nathaniel Clyne remain doubtful because of their injuries respectively.
Manchester United – De Gea (GK), Young, Smalling, Bailly, Valencia, McTominay, Matic, Pogba, Sanchez, Lukaku, Lingard
Liverpool – Karius (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Dijk, Robertson, Can, Henderson, Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino, Mane
*G – Goals, A – Assists
Our bet is on the home team because they have been the better team so far and they would do anything to keep the three points and most importantly their reputation. In derbies points are secondary, pride is primary and Manchster United has to bring in their top game because they know they would be matched by the same.
THIS MUN VS LIV MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.