0-5 FT
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Liverpool LIV Keïta (5'), Diogo Jota (13'), Salah (38', 45+5, 50')
Premier League Gameweek 9
Oct 24, 2021 KO: 15:30

Man Utd - Liverpool

Old Trafford Manchester
Referee: Anthony Taylor
  5' Keïta
  13' Diogo Jota
  38' Salah
  45+5 Salah
  50' Salah

Match preview

No Varane or Fred? How Man Utd and Liverpool could line up in Premier League clash

Manchester United will have to be at their very best to beat Liverpool despite missing a number of key players from their starting XI

Manchester United and Liverpool will both be gunning for all three points when they lock horns at Old Trafford on Sunday evening.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side can certainly not afford to drop any more points in the Premier League - especially to their hated, local rivals.

Similarly, Jurgen Klopp’s team will be desperate to keep their unbeaten start to the season intact as they make a push for another title challenge. So how will both sides look to set up?

If the hosts have any hope of picking up a victory on Sunday, they’ll have to do so without a number of key players.

In defence, Solskjaer’s team will have to do without the injured Raphael Varane, with Victor Lindelof likely to step into defence for the Frenchman.

Similarly, a late injury to defensive midfielder Fred means Man Utd may be a little light in the middle of the park as they turn to Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic to keep Liverpool at bay.

There are also concerns over Bruno Fernandes’ fitness for this clash, but we should probably still expect the Portugal international to make a speedy recovery before Sunday’s clash.

Liverpool also have a number of injury concerns, but unlike their Old Trafford rivals, Klopp’s side have had to contend with them for a number of weeks and have done well in spite of it.

Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliot are the main concerns for Liverpool, but the Anfield side should be able to accommodate their absences well with James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho in the middle of the pitch.

How Man Utd and Liverpool could line up

Match statistics

Man Utd
Statistics
Liverpool
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
9
14
Draws
3
6
Losses
8
0
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
40
51
Goals Per Game
2.00
2.55
More > 2.5 Goals
13
13
More > 3 Goals
8
7
Scored First in a Match
12
14
Scored Both Halves
7
15
Won More > 1 Goal
4
11
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
31
16
Did Not Score
2
1
Both Teams Scored
17
10
Kept Clean Sheet
1
10
Won Without Conceding
1
9
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
726
768
Possession
55
59
Passes
538
571
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
16
19
Shots on Target
5.55
7.00
Goals out of Shots
0.16
0.15
Crosses
15
23
Offsides
2.41
2.11
Penalties
0.15
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.05
0.50
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
16
18
Interceptions
11
7.75
Own Goals
0.10
0.00
Aerials Won
12
15
Total Shots Conceded
13
9.70
Shots on Target Conceded
4.85
3.60
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.13
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
11
Yellow Cards
1.80
0.95
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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  2. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  3. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  4. Ankle/Foot Injury image description

In suspension danger

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