Liverpool battle Man Utd at Anfield

A vociferous Anfield atmosphere waits to welcome old foes Liverpool and Manchester United on Sunday, a renewal of hostilities with major implications on the respective Premier League title and top-four faces.

Both behemoths enter the showdown on a high, with the Reds seeing off Wolves 2-0 in the top flight, while Erik ten Hag’s men defeated West Ham United 3-1 in the FA Cup.

Even with their powers waning, one constant that has not changed this season is Liverpool’s Premier League record at Anfield, with the Reds losing just one of their last 35 top-flight games in front of their own supporters and taking 13 points from the last 15 on offer – keeping clean sheets in their most recent three such games.

Mohamed Salah will be leading Liverpool’s search for goals while inform Marcus Rashford will be the one that Man Utd fans will be banking on for goals.

For all of Liverpool’s staunch defensive action, domestically at least, Man United travel to Anfield having scored at least twice in each of their last 12 games across all competitions, and their tally of 23 points taken since the World Cup is the most in the Premier League.



However, instability on the road is still troubling the Red Devils and they have failed to beat a ‘Big Six’ side in a Premier League away game in their last seven attempts.

Following a trio of humiliating defeats in which they conceded at least four goals each time, Man United ended their Liverpool hoodoo with a 2-1 win over the Reds at Old Trafford back in August, but not since the earliest days of Klopp’s reign in January 2016 have they left Anfield with all three points in the bag – former Evertonian Wayne Rooney scoring the only goal that day.

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