Football artistry is expected at its very best this Saturday as Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester United slug it out at the Anfield Stadium in the weekend’s early kickoff.
Seven points already separate the two sides in the Premier League table, but for many, this will be United’s first real test of their title credentials.
Interestingly, both the Reds and the Red Devils are confident of picking up a win in the EPL star fixture for the weekend.
Manchester United are winless in their last four meetings with Liverpool across all competitions, although the three most recent editions of this famous fixture have all ended as a draw.
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LIVERPOOL XI: Mignolet; Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum; Salah, Coutinho, Firmino.
LIVERPOOL SUBSTITUTES: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke
MANCHESTER UNITED XI: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Darmian; Herrera, Matic; Young, Mkhitaryan, Martial; Lukaku
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBSTITUTES: Romero, Blind, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Lingard, Mata, Rashford.
Kick-off!!! Liverpool gets the match underway.
Manchester United win first corner kick
still goalless after half an hour
Save! Liverpool almost with the lead but De Gea with a very wonderful save
Not so lucky..Lukaku has had nothing his own way in the match
Liverpool pressing for opening goal. Firmino and Salah temporarily switch positions and it leads to the Egyptian being able to get a volley away on the edge of the box
CHANCE! United should be ahead. Martial does superbly to set up Lukaku, who has the chance to score from 14 yards on his favoured left foot. However, his effort is too close to Mignolet, who saves well to his
one minute of added-on time.still 0-0
HALF TIME: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United
So far is has not been the greatest game in the world, but there is enough about both sides to suggest that a goal isn’t too far away. Matip and Lukaku have had the best chances for their respective teams, but De Gea and Mignolet made excellent interventions.
Second Half: United have started this second half a lot higher
Chance!! Gomez plays a dream ball into the centre where Can is running onto the ball but he flicks his effort high over the bar from around eight yards out
Two quick substitutions for United .. Jesse Lingard replacing the ineffective Mkhitaryan and Rashford in for Martial
Like in the first half, Lukaku has barely touched the ball.United may have to look elsewhere for goals this afternoon
We are into the final 20 minutes and we are still struggling for a goal at Anfield
First Yellow Card in this game goes to Smalling for stopping Coutinho from turning him on the halfway line.
We are nearing the end of the match .. Solanke comes on for the tiring Firmino.
Manchester United have been underwhelming in this game with barely three clear-cut chances, but they are holding on for at least a point at Anfield
There will be three minutes of added-on time
Victor Lindelof comes in the Premier League for the first time. The Swede replaces Young.
FULL TIME: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United