Where to Watch
|When is Kick Off?||Sunday 20 October|
|What Time is Kick Off?||6:30 (EAT)|
|Where is it Played?||Old Trafford|
Liverpool make the short trip to Old Trafford knowing that victory today will see them match the Premier League record for consecutive wins.
United have the edge over Liverpool in terms of league titles, having collected two more than their north-west rivals. The Red Devils sit 12 victories clear of Klopp’s recruits in the overall record, winning 88 of their meetings, compared to the Merseysiders’ 76.
James Milner’s penalty saw the Reds hit 17 straight triumphs in the competition as they thrashed Leicester City 2-1 at Anfield. Manchester City’s surprise loss at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers, ensured Jurgen Klopp’s side finished round eight with an eight point lead.
The Red Devils, reached their lowest point in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United, having already posted their worst start to a league campaign since 1989 after a 1-1 draw against Arsenal in match week seven.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be without as many as 11 of his first-team squad, David de Gea is likely to miss the game after suffering a hamstring injury while on Spain duty, and Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Eric Bailly are also set to sit out. Phil Jones, and Mason Greenwood have an outside chance of making the clash.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is close to a return following a bout of tonsillitis, while Solskjaer has remained hopeful that Paul Pogba will be available.
Nathaniel Clyne is still months away from completing his rehab on ruptured knee ligaments and Mohamed Salah will face a late fitness test due to an ankle problem. Joel Matip and Xherdan Shaqiri might be available after both had brief spells on the sidelines, Alisson resumed training last week and should make his first appearance since the opening night of the Premier League season.
|Manchester United||Romero; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Pereira, Mata, James; Rashford.|
|Liverpool||Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Mane, Firmino.|
Here’s a look at the sides’ last five results:
|West Ham United 2-0 Manchester United (22/9)||Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool (22/9)|
|Manchester United 1-1 Rochdale *(5-3) (25/9)||MK Dons 0-2 Liverpool (25/9)|
|Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal (30/9)||Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool (28/9)|
|AZ Alkmaar 0-0 Manchester United (03/10)||Liverpool 4-3 Red Bull Salzburg (02/10)|
|Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester United (06/10)||Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City (05/10)|