Premier League high flyers Liverpool FC return to EPL action this weekend as they play host to struggling Manchester United in a match which could have a massive impact of the Reds chances of winning the league judging by how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side perform against the top EPL teams.
The meeting between these two heavyweights will have football prediction enthusiasts excited.
After 21 matches, Liverpool, remains the only team yet to taste defeat and they will want to keep their hopes of equaling Arsenal’s invincible record when they welcome the Red Devils at Anfield.
The Gooner news outfit also returns to action this weekend as Arsenal play host the Sheffield United who smashed the Gunners at the reverse fixture back in October at the Bramall Lane.
Manchester United have blown hot and cold so far this season but Solskjaer’s men may be a threat to Liverpool’s desire to remain unbeaten throughout the campaign.
United are known for their fine performances against top-six teams having defeated Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City during the opening first half of the season.
How did it go in the reverse fixture?
On the 20th of October Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for the home side in the 36th minute. The Reds — despite having the largest share of ball possession — couldn’t equalize before the break.
When it seemed Liverpool were about to record their first Premier League defeat of the season, Adam Lallana scored a 85th minute equalizer.
Both sides pushed for a late winning goal, but neither could find the back of the net as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Key players to watch out for:
Liverpool – Sadio Mane
The Senegalese striker is currently in the best form of his career and is presently the best African player after defeating his teammate, Mohammed Salah, to the award some weeks ago.
Solskjaer’s defenders mustn’t allow him the opportunity to have the ball too often if they want a good result.
The Brazilian is another Liverpool player who singlehandedly can win the encounter for his teammates. He scored a very clinical goal against Tottenham and he is hitting the form many Liverpool fans wanted from him in the first half of the season.
Notable mentions include: Mohammed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold
Manchester United – Marcus Rashford
Rashford has been a changed man since Anthony Martial returned from injury. The young English man is in fine goal scoring form and he is expected to trouble Liverpool’s defence with his pace and eye-catching free-kicks.
David De Gea
The former Atletico Madrid man has an important role to play on Sunday to help his team avoid defeat. Liverpool’s frontline are deadly enough to wreak havoc on any defence, so United will rely on De Gea’s obvious qualities to make good saves during the much-anticipated clash.
Notable mention: Anthony Martial, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Paul Pogba.
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