๐Ÿ”ฎ Man United vs Liverpool stats preview: Klopp has to reverse the curse of Old Trafford
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๐Ÿ”ฎ Man United vs Liverpool stats preview: Klopp has to reverse the curse of Old Trafford

Man United has lost just one of their last 15 home matches against Liverpool in all competitions (W10 D4), and are unbeaten in their last eight since a 3-0 loss in March 2014.

This fact alone makes it a daunting trip for Jürgen Klopp's deposed champions, who are still in with an outside shot of Champions League qualification.

Here's the latest injury news, match facts & figures and our predicted starting XIs ahead of kickoff at Old Trafford tonight.

📰 Teams

😈 Man United

Skipper Harry Maguire will miss the remainder of the Premier League campaign. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer elected to make 10 changes for the visit of Leicester so will welcome back most of his big-hitters here including Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelöf. Star man Paul Pogba will continue in a modified left-sided midfield role. 

🧮 Likely XI (4-2-3-1): 

Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Bailly, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani

🔴 Liverpool

The Reds have had to endure a hefty injury list throughout the season and that issue shows no signs of abating. Long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joël Matip and Jordan Henderson are now joined by James Milner and Ozan Kabak who were both ruled out of the win over Southampton with muscular issues.

Guinea midfielder Naby Keïta has suffered yet another setback in his return from injury.

🧮 Likely XI (4-3-3):

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Williams, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané 

🔑 Facts & figures

  • Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has not led the Reds in as many winless away games at one venue as he has at Old Trafford (D4, L2).

  • Marcus Rashford has been involved in five goals in his last four matches in all competitions at home against Liverpool, scoring four and assisting one.
  • Liverpool has lost just one of their last nine Premier League meetings with Man United (W2 D6), and are unbeaten in five against them (W2 D3).
  • Mohamed Salah, who scored twice at Old Trafford in January’s FA Cup meeting, has bagged eight of his last nine EPL goals after the 50th minute.

💶 BEST BET: Over 3.5 goals

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