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 8 7 1 0 29 4 +25 22
2 Manchester United 8 6 2 0 21 2 +19 20
3 Tottenham Hotspur 8 5 2 1 15 5 +10 17
4 Watford 8 4 3 1 13 13 +0 15
5 Chelsea 8 4 1 3 13 8 +5 13
6 Arsenal 8 4 1 3 12 10 +2 13
7 Burnley 8 3 4 1 8 6 +2 13
8 Liverpool 8 3 4 1 13 12 +1 13
9 Newcastle United 8 3 2 3 9 8 +1 11
10 Brighton & Hov… 9 3 2 4 9 10 -1 11
11 West Bromwich Albion 8 2 4 2 7 9 -2 10
12 Southampton 8 2 3 3 7 9 -2 9
13 Huddersfield Town 8 2 3 3 5 9 -4 9
14 Swansea City 8 2 2 4 5 8 -3 8
15 Everton 8 2 2 4 5 13 -8 8
16 Stoke City 8 2 2 4 9 18 -9 8
17 West Ham United 9 2 2 5 8 17 -9 8
18 Leicester City 8 1 3 4 10 13 -3 6
19 AFC Bournemouth 8 1 1 6 4 12 -8 4
20 Crystal Palace 8 1 0 7 2 18 -16 3

Latest Premier League Results

October 20, 2017
West Ham United 0 - 3 Brighton & Hov…
October 16, 2017
Leicester City 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
October 15, 2017
Southampton 2 - 2 Newcastle United
Brighton & Hov… 1 - 1 Everton
October 14, 2017
Watford 2 - 1 Arsenal
Burnley 1 - 1 West Ham United
Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Chelsea
Manchester City 7 - 2 Stoke City
Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0 AFC Bournemouth
Swansea City 2 - 0 Huddersfield Town
Liverpool 0 - 0 Manchester United
October 1, 2017
Newcastle United 1 - 1 Liverpool
Everton 0 - 1 Burnley
Arsenal 2 - 0 Brighton & Hov…

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