Liverpool’s amazing run this season is set for another stern test this evening as they face Manchester United in the star fixture for the week in the Premier League.
While the Red Devils have been largely inconsistent this season, their performance against the ‘big teams’ is enough to cause worries for Jurgen Klopp’s side who have won just one of their last 11 Premier League games against United.
That said, United are now winless in their last four visits to Anfield in all competitions since a 1-0 win in January 2016, when Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of the game.
Going into Sunday’s game, Klopp has selected the same XI that started last weekend’s 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur.
On his part, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made three changes from the team which beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 in the Emirates FA Cup on Wednesday.
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Kickoff at Anfield is 5.30 p.m.
Manchester United with the kickoff at Anfield
Liverpool trying to launch an attack from behind but they have committed a foul and free kick for United
A good run down the right flank but the intended cross by James was well intercepted by the Liverpool defenders
Both teams have matched each other pound for pound in the early stages of the tie
Salah attempts a pass into the United area but it was blocked off
Matic with a very high tackle straight into the face of Wijnaldum gets the first yellow card for this game
Allison Becker rushes out for a quick catch
Mane gives out possession agian
Goal… Van Dijk heads it in
Liverpool 1-0 Manchester United
Salah brought down and Liverpool win a free kick in a promising position
Almost.. Van Dijk almost doubles the lead from another set piece
Game momentarily halted as a Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira appear to be injured
We are back on for action
Wanbassaka with a crucial tackle for United as Liverpool are threatening via the left flank
Goal… Firmino makes two
United are furious with referee as a foul appears commited in the build up to that goal
After the VAR check.. Referee overrules goal so it remains Liverpool 1-0 Manchester United
Chance.. Salah gets a pass through to Firmino but the Brazilian not positioned well enough to get the ball inside the net
Liverpool take their sixth corner kick in this game.. None for United yet
Liverpool enjoying 81% of the Ball possession compared to United’s 19%
Ball in the net but no goal for Liverpool as Wydallanum is flagged offside
United with a good run but Anthony Martial’s final shot is off target
Close.. United inches away from getting the equaliser but Andreas Pereira could not get the all important touch to poke in the ball into the net
Big save by De Gea as Mane fires a shot
Two minutes added time for the first half
Another corner kick for Liverpool
Half Time…Liverpool 1-0 Manchester United
The second half is already underway at Anfield
SALAH… Big chance for the Liverpool forward but he miss kicks
The chance keep pouring in but Liverpool are yet to increase their lead
Robertson fires a shot and De Gea parried to hit the post
Liverpool haven’t lost any of their last 102 league games at Anfield when they’ve been ahead at half-time, a run stretching back to 2009
United have a mountain to climb indeed this evening
Oxlade-Chamberlain tries his luck from long range but De Gea goes down for a clean save
Liverpool with their 10th corner kick but still none for United
Manchester United have just one shot on target for now while Liverpool have four
Fred goes solo and releases a shot just outside the Liverpool box but it’s off the target
Chance.. Martial with a one two but the French striker fires over the bar from close range
One hour gone now..Still Liverpool 1-0 Manchester United
Counter attack by Liverpool… Mane’s final touch sails across the face of goal
Substitution.. Oxlade-Chamberlain makes way for Lallana
Allison Becker parries away another good effort from United
Manchester United with the better possession in the last 10 minutes
Yellow card for Luke Shaw after the rash challenge on Salah
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United) has made two substitutions with Mason Greenwood replacing Brandon Williams and Mata for Andreas Pereira
Substitution.. Klopp brings in Fabinho and Origi for Sane and Firmino
85 Minutes gone.. Still Liverpool 1-0 Manchester United
Luke Shaw out for Dalot
Mata wins a free kick for United