Manchester United – Liverpool | Match Preview

Manchester United, who are on a fantastic and strong form, will host Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool in Week 21 of the 2016/2017 English Premier League.


MANCHESTER UNITED
Prior to this match, José Mourinho’s Manchester United have won all their last five matches in the English Premier League. Their form are on a high at present but have not been thoroughly tested by a more stronger, bigger and quality team.

Manchester United are located on a sixth place with 39 points and are just two points behind London rivals Arsenal in the league table.

Team News: José Mourinho, the manager of Manchester United, confirmed the Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to be available after illness forced him to miss the EFL Cup semi-final against Hull City on Tuesday. Eric Bailly, who’s about to start the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast, will not be available for selection. There are question marks surrounding Marcos Rojo’s fitness. The Argentinian defender are recovering from a muscular problem, but he’s still a doubt ahead of Sunday’s clash.

Manchester United’s Form:
‪West Ham United‬ | W
‪Middlesbrough | W
‪West Bromwich Albion | W
‪Crystal Palace | W
‪Tottenham Hotspur | W

LIVERPOOL
David Moyes’ Sunderland stunned Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool in a four-goal draw in their previous English Premier League match at the Stadium of Light.

Liverpool are on an overall strong form with four victories and one draw in their last five matches in the English Premier League.

Liverpool are currently located on a second place with 44 points in the league table. They are five points behind the current league leaders Chelsea and six points ahead of the Sunday’s opponents and fierce rivals Manchester United.

Team News: Jürgen Klopp has given updates on the fitness of three Liverpool players. Philippe Coutinho made his first appearance since November at St Mary’s Stadiub on Wednesday in the League Cup semi-final against Southampton, replacing Georginio Wijnaldum with half an hour remaining and showing no ill effects from his lengthy absence through an ankle injury. Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson, who are out due to an ankle and heel injury respectively, will be available and could be involved in the match against Manchester United.

Liverpool’s Form:
‪Sunderland | D
‪Manchester City | W
‪Stoke City | W
‪Everton | W
‪Middlesbrough‬ | W

SUMMARY
‪Both clubs have faced each other in 169 matches. Manchester United have won 67 and Liverpool 56 of them. 46 matches have ended in draws.

‪Last match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Anfield was in October 2016, which ended in a goalless draw. The latest match between these two clubs at Old Trafford took place in September 2015, where Manchester United convincingly defeated Liverpool with 3 – 1.

Manchester United are on a very strong form with victories in all competitions, both domestic and continental. Quality players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba are expected to feature in this Sunday’s match that could contribute to a Manchester United success.

Manchester United’s weakest point is perhaps their defensive work since they will lack a keyplayer, Eric Bailly. However, Manchester United have not really been tested by a really strong team.

Liverpool have been both defensively and attacking-wise solid this season in the English Premier League and are therefore a slight favourite to grap at least one point.

PREDICTION
Manchester United 1 – 2 Liverpool

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