Liverpool vs Manchester United Preview

Liverpool vs Manchester United

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium – Anfield

Date: 14th October 2017

Kick-off time – 12:30 GMT

There was so much high hopes that this could be Liverpool’s season to finally win the Premier League as the returning of Sadio Mane from injury was accompanied by the signing of Mohammed Salah.

However, with a few weeks gone there is more scepticism as the Reds keep facing familiar defensive lapses.

They drew their last game against Newcastle which made it just one win from their last seven in all competitions.

They have won 5, drew 5 and lost two of their last 12 games.

Having been eliminated from the League Cup, they are also struggling in the Champions League.

To make matters even worse for them ahead of this game, they have lost Sadio Mane for the next six weeks.

His absence will be a huge miss for a team already struggling to create and score goals.

The Reds major problem is at the back as they have conceded 20 goals in just 12 games and have been without a clean sheet in their last 7 games.

Manchester United will be looking to continue their rich form at Anfield in this game.

The Red Devils have scored an incredible 32 goals in just 10 competitive games this season.

They have scored in all their competitive matches and have failed to win only one of those games.

With Jose Mourinho renowned for always winning the league title in his second season, it will be interesting to see how this season pans out for them.

They are currently second in the league table heading into this game and top of their Champions League group.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Liverpool

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Newcastle United 1-1 Liverpool Oct 1, 2017 English Premier League
D Spartak Moscow 1-1 Liverpool Sep 26, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Leicester City 2-3 Liverpool Sep 23, 2017 English Premier League
L Leicester City 2-0 Liverpool Sep 19, 2017 English Carabao Cup
D Liverpool 1-1 Burnley Sep 16, 2017 English Premier League

Manchester United

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Manchester United 4-0 Crystal Palace Sep 30, 2017 English Premier League
W CSKA Moscow 1-4 Manchester United Sep 27, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Southampton 0-1 Manchester United Sep 23, 2017 English Premier League
W Manchester United 4-1 Burton Albion Sep 20, 2017 English Carabao Cup
W Manchester United 4-0 Everton Sep 17, 2017 English Premier League

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool Jan 15, 2017 English Premier League
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United Oct 17, 2016 English Premier League
Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool Mar 17, 2016 UEFA Europa League
Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United Mar 10, 2016 UEFA Europa League
Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United Jan 17, 2016 English Premier League


Other fixtures taking place this week in the Premier League Fixtures:

Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Manchester City 18 17 1 0 56 12 +44 52
2 Manchester United 18 13 2 3 39 12 +27 41
3 Chelsea 18 12 2 4 32 14 +18 38
4 Liverpool 18 9 7 2 38 20 +18 34
5 Arsenal 18 10 3 5 31 20 +11 33
6 Burnley 18 9 5 4 16 12 +4 32
7 Tottenham Hotspur 18 9 4 5 31 18 +13 31
8 Leicester City 18 7 5 6 27 26 +1 26
9 Watford 18 6 4 8 27 33 -6 22
10 Everton 17 6 4 7 21 29 -8 22
11 Huddersfield Town 18 6 3 9 16 30 -14 21
12 Southampton 18 4 6 8 17 24 -7 18
13 Brighton & Hov… 18 4 6 8 14 23 -9 18
14 Crystal Palace 18 4 5 9 15 28 -13 17
15 West Ham United 18 4 5 9 17 32 -15 17
16 AFC Bournemouth 18 4 4 10 15 24 -9 16
17 Stoke City 18 4 4 10 19 39 -20 16
18 Newcastle United 18 4 3 11 16 27 -11 15
19 West Bromwich Albion 18 2 8 8 13 24 -11 14
20 Swansea City 17 3 3 11 9 22 -13 12

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