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Liverpool vs Manchester United

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium: Anfield

Date: 17th January 2021

Kick-off time – 16:30 GMT

Liverpool will host Manchester United in a top of the table clash at Anfield this Sunday.

The defending champions have been off-colour in recent times and head into this tie the less confident of the two teams.

They are without a win in the league in three games (D2, L1) – a run that has seen them relinquish top spot to Manchester United. That poor run saw them score just once in those three games with their attacking struggles culminating in the fact that they recorded a 2.22% shot conversion rate in the three PL games they played.

Jurgen Klopp’s men will be hoping to resurrect their floundering title defence against their visitors but should be wary of a United side brimming with confidence.

The Red Devils are in their best possible shape to face their arch-rivals this season having overtaken them to move top of the table and three points ahead. They have an opportunity to make it six points ahead of their rivals this weekend and they will look to capitalise on their host’s poor form.

United head into this tie unbeaten in eleven PL games. In that period, they scored at least twice in seven games and will have nothing to fear as they travel to Anfield this Sunday.

Liverpool remain without any centre-backs with Joel Matip still unfit to be in the starting eleven while Naby Keita remains an injury doubt for this tie. For United, Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic could make it to the matchday squad after returning to training during the week.

The last five meetings between both sides have seen Liverpool win twice and draw twice in the league (Manchester United one win). Meanwhile, Manchester United will be looking for their first win at Anfield since 2016.

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