Arrives English Football’s biggest and most tensed fixture as Liverpool will lock horns against season’s strongest team that arose from the dead, Manchester United.
The Red Devils, whose shining days started right after the excommunication of Jose Mourinho and bringing the team back to where it deserve, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to showcase team’s true value. With 11 wins out of 13 matches including eight of his nine Premier League games, Solskjaer hit the mark with complete justice to the teams true potential. It was last December when the Red Devils made a visit to Anfield just to come up with utter embarrassment, well its a payback time.Its hard to take the factor of Manchester United’s history of playing in home and away matches, as they are up to break all the jynx surrounding them. Their last face-off against Chelsea had them break the jynx with 2-0 and this time around a similar scenario of class-based performance can be expected from them.
It’s time when some biggies take a lead in action as Anthony Martial is more likely to recover and team-up with Juan Mata if Jesse Lingard fall short of making a comeback. Paul Pogba- notably left out of the team in the reverse fixture – has since scored eight goals and provided five assists in his last nine Premier League games and could become the first United player to score in five consecutive home league fixtures since Robin van Persie in 2013.
Probable Line-ups: De Gea; Young, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Mata, Rashford, Martial
Recent form: WDWWLW
After a goaless draw with Bayern Munich on Tuesday left Liverpool’s dream of Champions League title hanging on a thin thread. The visitors were kicked out off their top position by Man City.
Jurgen Klopp’s men still have the game in their hand and they are more desperate to get hold of the Champions League title but they are capable of letting go a winning game like they did with their face-off with Bayern Munich. This time around the clash with the red Devils can either make or break things for them. It gets worse though – Liverpool have failed to win in 8 of their last 9 Premier League trips to Old Trafford, losing 7 of these times as well. Considering all the factors, Liverpool are still the favorites to pull off a great game.
Sparking the victory flame will be Virgil van Dijk who was given a suspension during the last Bayern game. Joel Matip and Joe Gomez remain sidelined, but Trent Alexander–Arnold is now back and is expected to start again this weekend. The entire game lies on the shoulder of Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah.
Probable Line-ups: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Recent Form: WWDDWD
Time: Feb 24, 2019 at 2.05pm
Place: Old Trafford
PLAYERZPOT PLAYING XI:
This match will be mixture of hits and misses with Manchester United unleashing back to back attacks while Liverpool replying in the same manner. United got Pogba and Martial while Liverpool got Mane and Mohammed Salah. This will be a crisp face-off with United emerging victoriously with a last hour goal.
LIVERPOOL 2-3 MANCHESTER UNITED