Match Preview: Manchester United vs. Liverpool

Manchester United will look to get off the mark in this season’s Premier League when Liverpool are the visitors to Old Trafford on Monday evening.

It’s been a difficult start to the new campaign for Erik ten Hag’s United, following back-to-back defeats against Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford. 

But a meeting with an old rival awaits under the lights on home soil as we look to kickstart our term with a big performance in a historic fixture. 


Ten Hag could give us some clues to the XI that he will pick during his pre-match press conference on Friday.

Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial both missed our last outing at Brentford and will, no doubt, be among the talking points during the media briefing. 

As for the visitors, new signing Darwin Nunez will be suspended for their trip across the M62 having received a red card during Monday’s draw with Crystal Palace. 

Meanwhile, Thiago Alcantara, Roberto Firmino, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota, Caoimhin Kelleher, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calvin Ramsay all missed the visit from the Eagles earlier this week through injury, with their statuses for Monday’s game unknown at this stage. Jurgen Klopp has hinted Firmino may be available.

Liverpool will also be searching for their first victory of the Premier League season on Monday night, having been held by Fulham (2-2, away) and Crystal Palace (1-1, home) in their opening two matches of the new campaign. Klopp’s side had previously lifted the Community Shield this summer, following a 3-1 win over Manchester City at Leicester’s King Power Stadium on the final weekend of July. That game came off the back of their five-match pre-season campaign, featuring a meeting with United in Bangkok, which Ten Hag’s Reds won 4-0.

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