Liverpool's flying unbeaten start to the Premier League season makes them favourites to win in the backyard of one of their arch-rivals this Sunday.
But as they always say, the form book usually goes out of the window in games of this magnitude.
📝 Man United vs Liverpool: Context
United's 4-2 reverse at Leicester snapped their 29-game unbeaten run on the road in the EPL and they've now picked up just a single point from their last three matches. They did produce a fine comeback from two goals down to triumph 3-2 over Atalanta on Wednesday night in the Champions League, which will be a timely boost.
Jürgen Klopp's Reds hit five past Watford at the weekend and on Tuesday they became the first side ever to score three goals against a Diego Simeone-coached team away from home in the Champions League.
It was also the first home defeat that Atléti has suffered in the Champions League since 2017. In Mohamed Salah they boast arguably the hottest footballer on the planet right now, with the Egyptian's goal at the Wanda Metropolitano making him the first Reds player ever to score in nine consecutive matches for the club.
🔮 Likely XIs
😈 United (4-2-3-1):
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Matić; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo
🔴 Liverpool (4-3-3):
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Fabinho; Salah, Firmino, Mané
🔑 Key facts via the official EPL site
- Mohamed Salah scored three goals in his two matches at Manchester United last season (two in the FA Cup, one in the Premier League). He could become the first Liverpool player to score in three matches in a row at Old Trafford.
- Man Utd has won just one of their last 10 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D6 L3), losing this fixture 4-2 last season.
- Liverpool is unbeaten in 18 league matches (W13 D5), the longest current run in the top four tiers of English football. They have scored at least three goals in each of their last five away league matches (17 goals in total), with only Man United last season having a longer such run in the competition, for six matches.
Countdown to Sunday starts now.
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